GDE to probe school abuse claims

2013-06-06 07:29

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Johannesburg - The Gauteng education department is investigating reported abuse at a school in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, an official said on Wednesday.

"We have been told that a homework supervisor made a learner eat food off the ground," department spokesperson Charles Phahlane said.

"We will have a clearer picture when we send a team there tomorrow [Thursday]."

Eyewitness News reported that the supervisor allegedly took food from the Kutung Primary School's feeding scheme, placed it on the floor and ordered a Grade Six pupil to eat it in front of the class.

"We are shocked by these allegations. We view such matters in a serious light," Phahlane said.

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