One suspect arrested at Brackenfell High School following EFF clash with parents

One person has been arrested outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town where members of the EFF clashed with parents on Monday. 

The 39-year-old male has been arrested after discharging a firearm during clashes between EFF members and parents of Brackenfell High School.

The school is embroiled in a racism row after it allegedly held a private function without inviting learners of colour.

One parent, who asked for us to hide her identity, says racism is rife at the school.       

Parents and former pupils have also vowed to use force if provoked by the EFF.
The South African Police Service in the province says police will remain on the scene until calm is restored.

The groups confront each other outside Brackenfell High School.

Dramatic footage shows Brackenfell residents and EFF protesters squaring up as the party protests over a private event held by Brackenfell High School parents that was allegedly only attended by white pupils.

The EFF protested for the second time outside the school on Monday, following news reports and allegations on social media that the event was only attended by white matric pupils.

However, angry community members denied there was any racism at the school, Netwerk24 reported.

Earlier on Monday, video footage showed angry members of the Brackenfell community facing off against EFF protesters.

Updated: November 9, 2020 — 3:18 pm

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