Boy 'beaten' for playing with DA poster

2011-05-25 07:23
Johannesburg - A North West school teacher has been charged with assault after allegedly hitting a 9-year-old pupil for playing with a DA poster, according to Wednesday's edition of the New Age newspaper.

Ruby Nkobane appeared in the Bloemhof Magistrate's Court on Monday and was released on bail of R1 000.

A Grade 1 pupil and some of his friends at a primary school in Boitumelong were apparently holding a Democratic Alliance poster and shouting: "We will vote for the DA", on the playground on Monday, May 16, two days before the local government elections.

Nkobane walked over and allegedly knocked the boy to the ground, leaving him with a cut lip and swollen eye.

A passer-by took him to a local clinic.

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