Vredenburg Primary School principal Andre Muller faces a disciplinary hearing next week after he showed a student teacher, Willian Sezoe, the door for having “wrong hair”, a report says.
According to News24, the Western Cape education department confirmed on Wednesday that Muller would face a disciplinary hearing next week after its investigations had been finalised.
He is charged with misconduct.
“The outcome will determine the action taken,” the provincial education department was quoted as saying.
Sezoe, 19, a second year student at the University of Stellenbosch was required to start his compulsory class observation at the school in February as part of his module.
He, however, was chased away by Muller, who said that he was not welcome at “his” school “with that kind of hair”, as he would set leaners a bad example, a report by Mybroadband said.
Sezoe had bleached the top of his hair blonde.
The student teacher reportedly left with a broken heart after the barrage from the principal in front of staff, learners and their parents.
He reported the matter to a local office of the provincial department.
Following the latest development, Sezoe said he hoped the hearing would yield a “positive outcome”.