Bus driver 'sjamboks' pupils

2012-02-14 19:44
Cape Town - A Western Cape bus service provider is being investigated for allegedly sjambokking pupils from a school in Kraaifontein.

The Western Cape education department (WCED) is now investigating Monday’s incident involving pupils from Masibambane High.

A matric pupil complained that he wanted “the government” to change their transport provider. 

“I am in matric and all this is happening at the beginning of the year. Who knows what will happen later in the year?” the pupil said.

Principal Rajan Naidoo said he already complained to the WCED about the service provider and had also reported Monday’s incident.

But the service provider’s Rudewaan Abrahams said there was a misunderstanding with the bus driver as to how many pupils had to be at school early.

The driver also denied hitting the children and claimed that some of them were drunk.

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