Senye in court over pupil assault

2011-03-14 11:50
Johannesburg - Members of SA Democratic Teachers Union's Gauteng region blocked the Meadowlands Magistrate's Court entrance on Monday ahead of their chairperson Moss Senye's appearance for allegedly assaulting a pupil.

Doors to the court were shut to control the crowd entering the building.

Senye, a Meadowlands school principal, and teacher Ofentse Phehle, are accused of assaulting a 17-year-old-pupil.

Senye was suspended in February pending the outcome of the case.

Scores of Sadtu members braved the wet weather and sang struggle songs that contained offensive lyrics, in support of their leader.

The case was postponed to May 11.

At the last appearance, more than 100 teachers protested outside the court demanding he be reinstated.

Danger allowance


At a mass rally on Thursday, the union proposed security allowances for its members saying teachers, like police officers, deserved a danger allowance.

It said the safety of teachers was a concern because some children came to school with weapons.

On Friday, Senye was caught up in a row over comments suggesting that Gauteng education MEC Barbara Creecy hated black people, but remained optimistic ahead of his appearance.

Creecy has warned there would be consequences for teachers staying away from school to attend the court appearance.

Senye called on Creecy to step down, labelled her a "Satanist" and urged members not to align themselves with white people as they would be tainted with Satanist.

His comments were condemned by the ANC in Gauteng who labelled them "irresponsible" and "reckless."

The secretary of his union body also distanced the union from his comments.

"If such a statement was made, it is indeed, highly regrettable," Mugwena Maluleke said.


- SAPA
Read more on:    sadtu  |  barbara creecy  |  moss senye  |  johannesburg  |  education
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!

Find out who and what South Africans were most curious about in 2014!

 
 

I love summer.24

This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem
The world's least visited destination is breathtaking!
LOL treadmill fail!
Google’s top searches of 2014

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You may be emotionally defensive or reserved today. You need to step up today as there may be extra responsibilities to deal with....read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.