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St John's alumni say the school failed to act in good faith

Organiser for Open St John’s Mabine Seabe says the leadership of the school failed to handle this matter.

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 - The Open St John’s organisers have welcomed the decision taken by the school’s management to part ways with a teacher found guilty of racism but say the decision was long overdue.

St John’s College says Keith Arlow tendered his resignation after there was a mutual agreement that he should go.

It emerged this week that the geography teacher was allowed to continue teaching despite being found guilty of victimising pupils based on race.

Yesterday, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school where he demanded it acts decisively on the case.

WATCH: Lesufi's ultimatum to St John's on racist teacher

Organiser for Open St John’s Mabine Seabe says the leadership of the school failed to handle this matter.

“The leadership of St John’s under the headmaster and chairman handled this matter in a terrible way, therefore we question their leadership. It’s clear that they can no longer take St John’s forward so we call for them to step down and will continue to push for them to step down.”