KZN teacher allegedly forced pupils to fight

2015-02-26 14:02

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A disciplinary process will be held into whether a high school teacher encouraged two pupils to fight at a Pinetown school earlier this week, the provincial education department said on Thursday.

"We learnt about it through the media yesterday. We are now in contact with district officials. A disciplinary process will soon follow," spokesperson Isaac Luthuli told Sapa.

Isolezwe reported on Wednesday that a teacher at Nilgiri Secondary School in Pineview, Pinetown, had encouraged two Grade 11 pupils to fight.

When they refused to fight one another he apparently slapped them.

The incident was recorded on a cellphone.

"We want to send a strong message to teachers. We expect teachers to groom students into leaders and help learners discover their talents. Violence is a talent we are not looking for," Luthuli said.

"If it is true that the educator was involved it will mean this educator lacks [those qualities]. We do not condone any violent behaviour."

Read more on:    durban  |  education

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.