Limpopo pupils boycott school over sex claims

2012-01-26 12:23

Johannesburg - Pupils at a school in Limpopo have boycotted classes since the beginning of the year claiming their teachers are asking female pupils for sex, the Sowetan newspaper reported on Thursday.

"We cannot fold our arms when teachers whom we regard as our parents, want to bed us in exchange for a pass at the end of the year," said a pupil whose name was withheld.

The pupils at Mahlontebe High School in Roosenekal reportedly have the support of their parents and have also accused teachers of coming late and bunking classes.

School governing body chairperson Ephraim Chilwane confirmed the boycott by the pupils and said the allegations were being investigated.

The school body had also told the provincial education department, for it to conduct its own investigation.

A pupil said others had boycotted classes after teachers showed very little interest in their education and claimed most had failed because teachers were not doing their work.

The pupils said they had reported the teachers' conduct to the school's principal but he had failed to act.
The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union and the education department said they would investigate.

  • Johnny - 2012-01-26 12:36

    Damn these teachers... just when you think youve heard it all !! I suppose it will also not help to go to the police... especially in Limpopo Province with their current "situation" !!

      procold2 - 2012-01-26 13:08

      this provence is vrot to the core,what is being done,its going to implode, evey time i say it cant get worse the next day i eat my words.

      Lyndatjie - 2012-01-26 14:21

      Maybe the water is contaminated?

      David - 2012-01-26 14:59

      We should rename this province.. Lim-poo-poo or maybe Lim-pomp-pomp?Wink-wink

  • Max - 2012-01-26 12:36

    Cut off your nose to spite your face...rather get rid of the teachers if the allegations are true.

      RSole - 2012-01-26 13:07

      Took the words right out of my mouth MAX.

      Megan - 2012-01-26 15:54

      Max, I agree with you but the children themselves can't do that. I just think it's really sad that this is the action they have had to resort to in order to get the people who CAN get rid of the teacher's attention.

  • John - 2012-01-26 12:37

    I think the teachers should go on strike for more pay.... as it seems some of there privileged are being withdrawn. They need to learn from the Eastern Cape.

      Schmee - 2012-01-26 13:34

      Ummmm I don't really get what you are saying. Do you mean if they get more pay they can pay for prostitutes? Not likely.

      RobertKeeling - 2012-01-26 13:42

      If they have to learn from the Eastern Cape the department will collapse completely. That Province is one of the worst as far as education and it's administration goes. So obviously you don't know what you're talking about, so you should in fact stay quietly in the corner!

  • Comrade - 2012-01-26 12:37

    ......LIMPOPO AGAIN...(Hell on EARTH)

  • chantelebrown - 2012-01-26 12:42

    This is despicable!!

  • busi.carol - 2012-01-26 12:46

    Our govt has totally failed the youth with their education system. Bantu education was bad. This is a disaster. Ja!!!

  • Zoolie - 2012-01-26 12:51

    They cant even get them thru matric but they want to force down sexual favour, sick sick sick, Only in Africa

  • Sunett - 2012-01-26 13:10

    On a lighter note - I would have happily traded sex for a pass with my Matric Biology teacher... he was HOT!!! Oh, relax people. It's just a joke.... kinda... :)

      kardollie - 2012-01-26 13:34

      have you enjoyed it being bonked by your teacher?

      Schmee - 2012-01-26 14:18

      That's just slimy kardollie. Our teachers were decent and hard working. School kids often end up having a crush on teachers but the teachers (being the adults) should know how to behave and quell the crush immediate, not act on it. That's the difference between right and wrong. Have you forgotten what is right and wrong? I could give you such a snotklap right now.

  • Traygon - 2012-01-26 13:17

    W-T-F!!?? qO_Op

  • Schmee - 2012-01-26 13:26

    Good for them, teachers are supposed to deliver a service and if they don't deliver we should demand it. Get rid of the rotten teachers. First the ones that demand sex. WTF??? And then give the ones that arrive late in class a warning and if that doesn't help they are next to go.

  • Phumi - 2012-01-26 13:39

    Then again we should ask ourselves who is going to defend the teachers? We cannot allow students to just throw allegation without any proof so that they can persue their narrow selfish interests. If there is a case of sexual harrassment they have a right to go to relevent channels and law enforcement agencies and open up a criminal charge. If these charges go untested we will be sending out a wrong precedence because now our already over-stretched and underpaid teachers will be held hostage by students who want a free pass to another grade!

      Babalwa - 2012-01-26 13:50

      Student's can't just decide to march if there's nothing. These teachers are also bunking classes - underworking. YEs I know they should get more, but they should also learn to give and deliver more - not the crap they are delivering at the present moment (speaking abt the ones in the drama scene at the moment).How many students should complain before we realise that some of our teachers in the rural schools are not doing their Job? And that some infact rape/force kids to have sex with them? This has been reported a number of times....luckily my child is not there...jaasliyl!

      Johnny - 2012-01-26 14:01

      Innocent until proven guilty... ja-ja Phumi, we all heard it before!! Kangeroo-court for the whole lot of them !!! This is a matter of principle and for some reason, I believe the children.

  • Sechaba - 2012-01-26 13:46

    whats happening in Limpopo maar? everything is out of the place, they're broke, hospitals have run out of food and now this

  • Nkulekweni - 2012-01-26 14:01

    Does anything good happen in that province? Fat cats bleeding the province dry, children dying of starvation, teachers and lecturers demaning sex from students...Zuma ascending into power....

  • grant.peterson1 - 2012-01-26 14:02

    Can't we give Limpopo to Zimbabwe? It wouldn't be out of place.

      Johnny - 2012-01-26 14:09

      Yes, it's like the disease/distruction/virus from Zim is seeping across the border and infecting Limpopo and when done it will start spreading to the next part of our country. Sies man, how can this happen ???

  • Megan - 2012-01-26 15:59

    Pay attention to what's happening in Limpopo, because if the ANC government is allowed to continue it's absolute pillaging of this country the rest of SA is going to look exactly the same! The rot has quite clearly set in and it's far easy to spread it than it is to clean it up.

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