The viral photograph alleging segregated seating arrangement in Schweizer-Reneke primary school has forced some parents to remove their wards from the school.

This according a parent is a protest action to fight against the scourge of racism and dehumanisation.

Parents  started removing their children from a Schweizer-Reneke primary school in the North West amid serious protests outside the school.

The school is being accused of racism after a photograph emerged showing a group of white pupils sitting together while their four black classmates sat at a small table near the door.

A task team from the provincial education department led by Education MEC Sello Lehare is en route the school to investigate the alleged racial segregation.

The office of North West Premier Job Mokgoro says the result of a preliminary investigation at a Schweizer-Reneke primary school will inform the decision on what action needs to be taken against the school.