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Lesufi gives St John's College deadline to fire racist teacher

The geography teacher has been allowed to continue teaching at the school despite being found to have victimised pupils based on their race.

Posters outside St John's College in Johannesburg after a racist teacher was allowed to keep his job on 28 July 2017. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has given the management of St John's College until 1pm this afternoon to reverse its decision regarding a teacher found guilty of racism.

The geography teacher has been allowed to continue teaching at the school despite being found to have victimised pupils based on their race.

He was issued with a final written warning, has stepped down from senior positions he held at the institution and has also received a pay cut.

WATCH: Deadline for St John's

Lesufi met with the management of the school on Friday morning.

The MEC has given the management of St John's a deadline in which to meet his demands.

He’s made it clear that racism has no place in any schooling environment.

The Education MEC says he’s also disappointed with how the school headmaster handled this case, saying that he’s undermining racism.

LISTEN: Why is racist St John's teacher still at work?

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