Teacher drives over pupil after ‘evil spirits’ disrupt school

2012-02-13 00:00

A PUPIL of Masijabule High School near Nagle Dam is recovering from a broken leg and cuts that needed stitches after he was run over by a car driven by one of his teachers on Thursday.

The incident happened after assembly when pupils started screaming hysterically, claiming that they were being attacked by evil spirits.

Parents were called to the school after the panic and hysteria and some pupils were sent home while prayers were held.

As they ran out of the gate, Lindokuhle Dlamini (17) was hit by a teacher’s car. It is alleged that the teacher did not stop, but drove off.

Lindokuhle’s brother Philani told The Witness that he cannot believe that the teacher did not even stop to assist his injured brother.

“We cannot believe that the teacher just sped off and did not even have the decency to call an ambulance.

“Instead he just drove away and went to the police station and reported to the police office that he had knocked a pupil and took him to the clinic, which is a lie.

“We want the teacher to take responsibility for his reckless actions which nearly cost my brother his life,” he said.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said they are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving, but could not say yesterday whether the teacher had been arrested.

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