Ignore call to hit teachers - DA Youth

2011-03-16 21:13

Pretoria - Pupils must ignore the call by the Congress of SA Students (Cosas) to hit back when they are being hit by teachers, the DA Youth said on Wednesday.

"We should actually instead encourage learners to open cases with [the police] where incidences of unlawful conducts are performed by teachers on learners," DA Youth Gauteng leader Lebo More said.

He was responding to Cosas provincial chairperson Ntsako Mogobe's call for pupils to "fight fire with fire" when teachers hit them.

"We call on all students to fight fire with fire. When teachers hit you, you must hit back," Mogobe told reporters in Pretoria.

He defended his statement by saying that teachers were failing in their duty to teach.

More said Mogobe's utterances were disturbing and would not improve studying in schools.

"Many learners are likely to interpret this statement as encouraging violence in schools and this we strongly discourage," he said.

  • Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-16 22:04

    And once again the voice of reason comes from the DA. Off course to stay within the law will be considered reactionary, counter revolutionary as well as racist by the ANCYL and their cronies from Cosas (who are most likely all members of the ANCYL).... And we all know how well educated and intelligent the latter are...

  • Slikka Intertainment Intertainment - 2011-03-16 22:28

    That is a good voice of reason indeed from the DA Youth.

  • Maddy-CT - 2011-03-16 22:29

    Many critical and forward-thinking young black people are seeing the DAYL as an alternative to the ANCYL, and also the DAYL is a completely multi-racial and non-racial organisation.

      AjaxFiko - 2011-03-18 11:35

      Really?? It doesn't appear that way though. .completely multi-racial and non-racial organisation, these are politics Maddy-CT, race is being used to keep people to their own by both political parties! BTW, I'm not a supporter of any political party, more like an observer, am looking for a party thas is in it for the people.

      SH4Ne - 2011-03-18 11:45

      @Maddy-CT the correct term is DAY. Otherwise I can't agree with you more. :-)

  • Felix - 2011-03-16 22:59

    What is everyone so worried about? The chance of a student running into a teacher is about the same as a patient getting a decent doctor.

  • CheekySod - 2011-03-17 07:14

    The students must hit the teachers. Period. Then the other students can video the fight on their cellphones and publish it on utube. That will show the world the level of civilized restraint in our schools.

      Janine - 2011-03-17 08:59

      So your answer to violence is more violence? That doesn't make sense.

      CheekySod - 2011-03-17 11:20

      Read it again. Then you may discover the dripping sarcasm.

  • cosmic_99 - 2011-03-17 07:57

    Typical Africa! When something does not go according to plan, use aggression and violence. Teachers who hit are breaking the law - pupils should be encouraged to report them; and not hit back. no wonder we have the highest murder/domestic violence rates in the world. I hang my head in shame when I read things like this because it shows the rest of the world how backward and barbaric Africa is.....

  • Wedfew - 2011-03-17 09:16

    At least someone has Brains not surprising... its the DA

  • Melly30 - 2011-03-17 09:33

    Least the DA has standards! WELLDONE DA... These so called "people" have not idea... Our youth today is a disgrace to the human nation and the teachers!!!

  • Dudu - 2011-03-18 08:06

    This is not a good thing to do teachers are in danger now children need to be disciplined next thing children are going to hit their parents this is all devils work one day god will ask cosas how was this decision made we need to stop this before its too late

  • leraz/kuyuz - 2011-03-24 12:32


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