Suspended teacher was a hard worker

2015-10-29 06:00

I am disgusted by what happened at Matthew Goniwe.

How does the department support such misogynistic actions.

May I remind you the last principal of the school was accused of the same thing. How often do you hear a man being accused of such a ridiculous things.

Why is it that almost every time a black woman works and strives for success, they have to be accused of witchcraft.

Your decision to remove her sets a precedent that it is okay to be sexist, that whenever women succeed, it must be due to witchcraft. These are unfortunately some of the ideologies deeply held by some members of the community and your department is doing nothing to dismiss those.

As part of the class of 2013, I can tell you that lady works her butt of for that school and for those kids.

They are simply being ungrateful and it seems the learners that do not want her there are either from the lower grades and have no idea what is going on.

Some of the Grade 12 learners are a hopeless bunch. The majority of the learners that took part in Tuesday’s looting and burning have no idea what is even going on.

In my year of matric, a class was up in arms against the same teacher and embarked on a similar protest to bring back a learner who was expelled.

I feel so let down by her suspension, I feel like the women of this country are let down by such behaviour, that society can treat women as they like and get away with it.

I do not even want to get to the merits of the accusations; witchcraft. How ridiculous! I put it to you that Ms Mqumbisa was wrongfully removed from her office.

I also put it you that this action will be seen in the community as support for sexist and misogynistic views.

The department is bringing instability to the school; learners can get away with whatever nonsense they make.

In 2013 I wrote to the MEC warning him of the precedence.

I must add that I am still waiting for a reply.

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