The Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher at the centre of alleged racism in a classroom has been suspended with immediate effect.
Parents and community members were briefed by the province’s education MEC.
MEC Sello Lehari met with school officials earlier.
Lehari said the children were separated on the basis of who could understand Afrikaans and English.
Earlier, white parents have removed their children from the school and tensions were high as EFF members gathered outside the school.
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A picture showing about four black pupils seated separately at a desk from a larger group of white pupils at another desk, has gone viral on social media.
The picture was sent to a WhatsApp group for parents and has some parents and social media users very angry.
They’re calling on education officials to probe the incident.
Provincial Basic Education Department spokesman Freddy Sepeng said the main focus is to establish exactly what happened at the school.

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