The ANC in the province has demanded that a programme aimed at quelling racial tensions at Fish Hoek High School, be reinstated.

Education MEC, David Maynier, suspended the intervention after some parents complained about the topics introduced by the appointed facilitator.

He’s yet to reveal what exactly the nature of the complaints is.

This comes after the Western Cape Education Department deployed a facilitator to speak to learners about racism, last week Monday.

The department’s intervention stems from when an educator used racist language during a lesson in May.

According to Maynier, investigation into the incident will continue, despite stopping the intervention.

But the ANC’s Khaled Sayed says similar interventions are needed, even at other former Model C schools.

“Racism at our schools is not only through incidents like these, it’s even through the manner in which black learners are kept out of these schools.”