The governing body of a KwaZulu-Natal public school accused of “sweeping under the carpet” incidents of racial slurs has failed in court to block a Department of Education (DOE) investigation from taking place at the school.
Hillcrest High’s school governing body urgent application was heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday, where they asked for the investigation to be conducted elsewhere and after school hours.
It emerged that the “K-word” and “N-word” were directed at black pupils by their white peers during WhatsApp exchanges, and leaked snippets appeared on social media platforms between June and October last year.
Judge Nkosinathi Chili, who presided over the…
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