4 Joburg pupils involved in school fight caught on film suspended

The video has caused an uproar on social media, with some calling it a racist incident as it involves a black and a white pupil.

This screenshot was taken from a video of pupils at Hoërskool President in Ridgeway fighting. Four students have been suspended.

JOHANNESBURG - Four pupils from Hoërskool President in Ridgeway have been suspended after a school fight video went viral.

The video has caused an uproar on social media, with some calling it a racist incident as it involves a black and a white pupil.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school in southern Johannesburg earlier on Friday where he met with parents and the school's management.

Lesufi says the pupils involved are due appear before a disciplinary hearing next week.

The Education MEC says it's still unclear what sparked the fight.

“We will put all the allegations into one point. That will be the task of the hearing; to remove friction and suspicions out and we work with facts.”

Meanwhile, Lesufi is due to visit another school in Vereeniging on Friday, to investigate a similar incident.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)