Sat, 06 Jun 2020

Rietondale High School in Pretoria was vandalised over the weekend, just weeks after it underwent a name change, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi revealed on Monday.

"We changed the name of Hoërskool HF Verwoerd to Rietondale High School last month.

"Over the weekend the school and the new name were vandalised. #NonRacialism," Lesufi said.

The Gauteng Department of Education has expressed concern over the incident.

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Former principal at the school, Hennie Du Toit, previously told News24 that the process of changing the name was nothing new, as it has been going on for years.

"Name changes are not new for Hendrik Verwoerd High School... it had a couple of changes throughout these years," he said.

He said the school started off as Junior Sekondêre Skool, but its name was later changed to Michael Brink High School.

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