Cape Town – The EFF kept its promise to descend en masse on Brackenfell, which led to police firing tear gas, stun grenades and using a water cannon on Friday.
The party was protesting alleged racism at school after reports of a white-only matrix masked ball last month.
EFF Western Cape President Melikhaya Xego said he was more than satisfied with the decisive response from the EFF national body who came out in force to support their call for an end to racism in Cape Town.
Despite promises that party leader Julies Malema would attend, he urged supporters to attend school, but at 3 p.m. he was absent.
The school board (SGB) said that despite the chaos, matrices were writing their physical science exams without any interruptions.
SGB President Guillaume Smit said: “The matrices completed their review in peace, so we are grateful.”
Guillaume said that the students who had to take the exams were present.
Speaking at the EFF protest on Friday afternoon, EFF Secretary General Marshall Dlamini said the organization would not back down if nothing was done against racism in schools.
EFF said if the school does not respond to their demands, the party will come and occupy the school.