Suspended FS teachers back at school


Christal-Lize Muller

The Free State Education Department has uplifted the suspension of two headmasters and a teacher from three separate schools in the province.

According to the South African Teacher’s Union in the Free State  its members, the principal of Dr Viljoen Combined School in Bloemfontein, Francois Schoon, the principal of Christiaan de Wet in Dewetsdorp, Charles Liversage, and Trudy Erasmus a life orientation teacher at St Helena Primary School in Welkom, are back at their respective schools today.

The union’s Magda Strydom says the provincial head of the department, Stanley Malope, yesterday indicated in a letter that the decision to reinstate their members was taken after receiving and considering the union’s representation on the matter.

Malope however reiterated the department will continue with its internal investigation into allegations of racism by the educators.

The department’s spokesperson, Howard Ndaba, could not yet respond to a Bloemfontein Courant inquiry.