Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced the approval of renaming Hoerskool Hendrik Verwoerd in Tshwane to Rietondale Secondary School.
This decision came after parents of pupils at the school voted in favour of the approved name in 2018. The name changing process started in 2016.
“My mission in this world is to reverse everything this man called Verwoerd has done to our education system,” he announced in a tweet on Monday.
He added that other names like Jan smuts will also fall.
According to South African history Verwoerd was a former South African prime minister during, often attributed the title “Architect of Apartheid”.
After announcing the renaming on twitter, users commended Lesufi for the name change.
One of the users praised the MEC in the comment section, and asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to give Lesufi national responsibility.
“This is a great job MEC @CyrilRamaphosa please give this cadre the national responsibility, he’s incredible service is desperately needed throughout the country,” the tweet reads