Assaulted Joburg teacher forgives pupils

2013-10-02 13:01

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Pupil attack on teacher

2013-09-19 21:11

Watch this video of a teacher at Glenvista High School in Johannesburg being assaulted by a Grade 8 pupil.WATCH

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg teacher who was filmed being assaulted by one of his pupils says he has forgiven all the youngsters involved.

In the footage a pupil is shown hitting, kicking and assaulting the teacher with a broom. Other pupils are heard cheering the boy on.

Now the school’s governing body chairperson Michael Ettie says the teacher forgave all the implicated pupils, reported Eyewitness News on Wednesday.

The Grade 8 pupil who committed the assault and the pupil who filmed it have both been suspended pending disciplinary hearings.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said she was outraged by the incident.

Meanwhile, Beeld reported on Tuesday that a Johannesburg primary school pupil allegedly punched his teacher in the face after she told him to remove a jersey that wasn’t part of his school uniform.

Read more on:    angie motshekga  |  johannesburg  |  education

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