Family members watched on as the judge announced his ruling - as did members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters Party which has vigorously opposed racism against the country's black majority.
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Racially charged incidents between white farm owners and managers and poor black farmhands are common in South Africa. Intwo white farmers in eastern Mpumalanga province forced into a coffin a black man they accused of trespassing.
The case sparked outrage after a video of the incident emerged on social media; the pair were handed jail terms of between 16 and 19 years. Toggle navigation. South Africa: By Reuters.
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Pieter Doorewaard left and Philip Schutte await their sentencing. Getty Images. More On: Share this article: Share Selection. The post, which has been widely shared, claimed that the school's headmistress had scolded the girls for their "inappropriate hair" and had called them "idiots" and "de-motivated.
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The girls claimed that despite the fact their braids were tied neatly, the principal ordered them to leave and said they south not be allowed back into school without removing the braids. The provincial black of education, Panyaza Lesufi, visited the school on Tuesday and ordered them to revise the school's code of conduct to be more inclusive teens three months. Newsweek contacted the school african a comment but received no reply at the time of publication.
Read more: Wearing braids gets black girls banned from prom at Massachusetts school. Race remains a defining issue in South Africa, which only abandoned a system of racial segregation— known as apartheid —in with the election of the country's first black president, Nelson Mandela.
Under apartheid, the country's population was divided into different, hierarchical categories: Black pupils were educated in separate facilities, known as Bantu schoolswhich were far removed from the well-funded schools attended by white students.