Cape Town – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has been accused of bias in how it metes out discipline against school heads accused of misconduct.
This comes after Education MEC David Maynier’s decision to overturn the dismissal of Zwaanswyk High School principal Shandre Otto.
Otto was on December 10, 2021, found guilty by an external presiding officer of three of seven charges of misconduct related to financial management and prescripts.
Disciplinary hearings took place in February and April, 2022, with closing arguments heard on April 11, 2022.
The presiding officer imposed a sanction of dismissal on April 30, 2022, however, this was overturned by Maynier.
In a written response…
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