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Mpuma teacher fired after pupil's death

2012-06-26 08:26

Johannesburg - An Mpumalanga teacher who allegedly beat a pupil to death has been fired by the province's education department, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday.

"This simply means that this teacher will at no stage be employed in public service to work with children," education MEC Reginah Mhlaule said on Monday.

The department had told the district director in Ehlanzeni, near White River, to terminate the teacher's contract.

The teacher was suspended on June 15 and resigned on June 18, according to the newspaper.

Mhlaule said the teacher was fired in accordance with the Employment of Educators Act, where a teacher who resigned while suspended was deemed to have been discharged due to misconduct.

The pupil was allegedly beaten with a broomstick on June 4 after missing school on June 1. He died of his injuries on June 8.

The teacher was arrested and appeared in court, said Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Hlati.
Police were still investigating.

Comments
  • Catherine Leah - 2012-06-26 08:53

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  • Anthea - 2012-06-26 08:54

    Fired, really? That teacher should be put before a firing squad and shot. It makes me feel sick that we send our kids off to school and put them in the hands of people we trust to take care of them.

  • susan.paul.330 - 2012-06-26 09:00

    Will he be appearing in court? will he charged with murder??

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-06-26 09:09

      Read the last three lines...just saying..

      gavin.lott.9 - 2012-06-26 09:22

      WOW you got 8 "likes"...another 8 people who don't finish the story...clever

  • kerrimg - 2012-06-26 09:01

    fired why is he not in jail

  • Alan - 2012-06-26 09:10

    WTF?? Fired?? Surely he should have been suspended on full pay for about 10 years as is the norm nowadays..

  • Nicholas - 2012-06-26 09:18

    Is that what it takes to get fired?

  • romeo.mahlalela - 2012-06-26 09:33

    REPLY TO PAUL: WHERE DID YOU LEARN YOUR ENGLISH? IF YOU SAY THAT EYE-SEE-ALL IS WRONG, THEN YOU ARE REALLY MISTAKEN? He is quite right. THIS IS AN INCORRECT ENGLISH GRAMMAR TO SAY 'AN MPUMALANGA TEACHER' AS YOU WILL HAVE TO USE 'AN' IF THE NOUN STARTS WITH A VOWEL, FOR EXAMPLE : AN ARTICLE OR AN EBONY WOOD. THE E24 Reporter SHOULD HAVE CORRECTLY PUT IT IN ONE OF THESE WAYS: 'A OR 'THE MPUMALANGA TEACHER'. PLEASE DON'T UNNEEDLESSLY CRITICIZE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NOT SURE.

      susan.paul.330 - 2012-06-26 09:40

      what are you on about??

      jman.man.71 - 2012-06-26 09:52

      Typing in CAPS doens't bring your "point" across any clearer...it just shows that you don't know where your CAPS lock is.

      Nicholas - 2012-06-26 10:19

      um, thats needlessly not unneedlessly ...

  • andrew.arde - 2012-06-26 09:36

    Fired.........ya think? Hopefully fired at.......before an execution squad!

      Juan - 2012-06-26 09:41

      Mob justice please

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-26 10:03

    M*er hom !!!!

  • paulmandlankosi - 2012-06-26 10:05

    A Mpumalanga teacher is the most apprepriate here

  • inxsive - 2012-06-26 11:37

    wow. comment got removed. lmao. for what?

      inxsive - 2012-06-26 11:40

      sarcasm is lost on all

  • simone.hall.9083 - 2012-06-26 12:18

    This is article about a PUPIL getting BEATEN TO DEATH by a TEACHER with a BROOMSTICK and u people are going on about spelling errors... read those capitals hopefully you see my point! Teacher... ROT IN HELL.. Pupil... RIP!

  • marakalla.sarah1 - 2012-06-27 11:49

    What kind of Mother who kill ga a tshwanna go nna next 2Bana o tlhoka go iswa 4mental check up,entlek tronk that where she belong

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