Principal allegedly punches teacher after photos row

2015-10-26 20:01


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Durban – A school principal is facing disciplinary action after he allegedly assaulted a teacher at his school following a disagreement.

It is alleged that the principal repeatedly punched the teacher after an argument ensued when the principal took pictures of pupils he found standing outside a classroom on Friday.

Speaking to News24, KwaZulu-Natal education department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi strongly condemned the alleged assault. 

"No matter what provoked him, we will first be analysing his actions that resulted in an educator being assaulted.

"This is never something that is acceptable in South Africa, let alone [from] a man who is meant to lead young people and staff."

Mahlambi said a principal should be "the model of peacekeeping".

"This is not the message we are sending out to kids."

Police could not immediately confirm the incident.

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