Former anti-apartheid activist Kasrils was addressing the Claremont Main Road Mosque ahead of afternoon prayers yesterday. He was referring to a recent incident at the school where two pupils were punished for kneeling during the singing of the Hatikva, the Israel national anthem.
Kasrils slammed the school’s attitude as bigoted.
“As the saying goes, ‘they took the knee’, a perfectly peaceful expression of dissent popularised by American athletes.
“As has been reported, the school’s authorities said the two students faced ‘disciplinary and educational’ consequences for their ‘deliberate and flagrant disregard for the ethos of the school’.