Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been granted permission to have their anti-racism protest outside the Brackenfell High School on Friday, 20 November.
“We did say that the terror attacks in Brackenfell will not go unanswered,” tweeted the EFF on Tuesday morning.
News24 reported that the protest will be limited to 100 members and will start at midday to ensure that matriculants writing their Physical Sciences paper on Friday morning, can complete it without any distraction. The exams for learners in Grade 8 – 11 will have their exams rescheduled and will reportedly continue classes on Friday.
Education MEC Debbie Schäfer has called the protest an attempt to intimidate the school and says that it will heighten the level of stress and anxiety among learners.
“We are in contact with the school, SAPS and the city’s law enforcement services to ensure that order is maintained and our learners and staff are safe. There is also private security to ensure that no harm comes to the school or its learners,” Schäfer told News24.
Provincial EFF members are expected to meet with Schäfer on Thursday, 19 November to address their areas of concern regarding the school.