Secunda teacher beaten up by pupils

2012-10-15 10:16

Johannesburg - Four teenage boys and a girl from Oosterland High School near Secunda assaulted a teacher from a neighbouring school so badly over the weekend that he had to be admitted to hospital, Beeld reported.

Attie Rudolph, 44, sustained a severe concussion on Friday night at Secunda High School and had to have stitches for a cut on the back of his head.

The attack took place around 19:00 at a dance arranged by the school as part of their spring celebrations.

Rudolph was allegedly confronted at the school gate by a group of teenagers who said they had come to collect a girl who was in the school hall.

Rudolph told them that only the girls' parents were allowed to collect her, asked them to leave and then walked away.

He was attacked from behind and smashed over the head with a heavy object, after which he fell to the ground.

He was kicked in the face before his attackers fled, but they were identified by a witness.

Rudolph was admitted to hospital for treatment, and discharged on Saturday.

A charge of assault has been laid against the five assailants.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-15 10:22

    expel the violent student. charge them and throw them in jail for a while lets see how tough they are

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-15 11:36

      These youngsters are a product of a corrupt and sick society, the youths parents and leaders must be blamed, who will teach the youth about the right ways

      aarchaic - 2012-10-15 13:02

      Spare the rod.... Spoile the child.... bring back the authority the Teachers and Police or any Public service need, people today dont care anything about Authority and just do what ever they want...

      anthro45 - 2012-10-15 13:28

      The charge should be Attempted Murder.

      mattewis.kat - 2012-10-15 13:53

      I won't teach unarmed in this country! Those bad genes should be removed out of society before they get the opportunity to procreate. Speak to the inhabitants of wealthy security suburbs. Their biggest criminal threat is from their neighbors kids within the "estate", who never experienced quality attention from their parents! Even (older) advocates will attest to the fact that when the police were empowered to use the rod, they turned many a bad seed from a certain life of criminal decay! Now your only recourse is to kill it when it threatens your life! Some civilized society we live in!

      KennySven - 2012-10-15 18:36


      Blixum - 2012-11-22 15:48

      Call in the Russian KGB agent Katzebolski. He will deal with them.

  • christiaan.vanvuuren.9 - 2012-10-15 10:30

    And the evidence of diminishing morality keeps on stacking up

  • justin.mettew - 2012-10-15 10:52

    I will give a special shout-out to whoever will blame Zuma for this, the clock is ticking

  • Andrea - 2012-10-15 10:55

    We need to revisit the punishment structures, bring back the good old days when adults spoke and kids listened and obeyed!

      Spiral - 2012-10-15 11:06

      Taking away corporal punishment is the biggest mistake this country ever made! Kids now days don’t know what the word 'consequence' means! (....and enter the ANCYL)

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-15 17:51

      Bring back six of the best! And detention!

      KennySven - 2012-10-15 18:39


  • Spiral - 2012-10-15 11:02

    Now if that doesnt make a parent proud, then i dont know what will. Nice work parents...

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-15 11:08

    What is our youth coming to. Teachers wont want teach anymore so what is this going happen then. I can see those kids who want to be educated will have to enrol and education will be now become home education if this carries on. School will stand empty, it is not far away. These scholars need to be punished severely.

  • husstla - 2012-10-15 11:14

    isbhaxu kodwa sakhishelwani...manje abazali bazala amabhoza abhonya othisha....Dear Lord, human race needs your help down here on earth..! really we do.

  • clayton.sammuller - 2012-10-15 11:15

    Bring back the death penalty..:)

      thunder.clap.587 - 2012-10-15 11:56

      And the only way to bring it back is by implementing laws of shariah

  • susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-15 11:19

    Hope you get better soon mr. Rudolph and I hope these violent children get sterilised before they bring more of their kind into this world.

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-10-15 11:22

    Lock the rubbish up. No good to humanity. Better still feed all the vermin to the sharks. (I am talking about the ones with fins)

  • JAbu.R15 - 2012-10-15 11:31

    Problem with our Justice system, School children get away with a lot. the next thing you hear, they get arrested and then because they are the so called minors; they are said to be left in the care of their parents!! The punishment should be harsher, jail them.

  • neilpretorius83 - 2012-10-15 11:35

    If you have an inclination towards violence and wish to practice it freely without fear of punishment, then pack your bags and come to SA. We live, breathe, sleep and eat rage here.

  • cindy.wrathex.ruthven - 2012-10-15 11:36

    FOOLS ! This is due to bad parenting. Parents who neglect to teach their children that violence is not the way to solve problems. Parents should be held responsible when their minor children break the law. It is the only way to get parents to take responsibility for the criminal, violent or vandalism ways of their legally minor children.

      edwardsch - 2012-10-15 12:01

      Agree 100%. Charge the parents for the minor's lack of respect for the law and we will see a quick about turn. Time to stop placing brats in cotton wool. A bloody good hiding by a Corrections officer is what is called for.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-10-15 20:06

      No its bad breeding!

  • dino.naidoo.5 - 2012-10-15 11:40

    not easy being a protection. plus the pay is bad

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-15 11:44

    THis clearly means that the corporal punishment should be re-established. What other measures you can use on little b@stards who dont understand just language? Their parents must be charged with negligence as well.

  • Jacques - 2012-10-15 12:04

    Cowardly scum!

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-15 12:11

    And what did they want the teenage girl for i wonder?

  • Martha1234 - 2012-10-15 12:27

    What has happened to our youth. Disgusting behaviour!

      Spiral - 2012-10-15 14:14

      i think the problem is with the parents...

  • gerrit.volschenk - 2012-10-15 12:51

    Hopefully the children can learn their lesson and get some serious counseling. No need to lock away the kids and have their lives destroyed. There must be some form of punishment that can guide them from their current path of destruction to a place where they will live a useful life.

  • KevvyW - 2012-10-15 13:00

    This could only happen when children are not disciplined. A discplined child would Never do something like this. Now when you take God outa the school, and on top of that remove the only way we were taught to behave....What else is expected. When the rod is removed, the ROTS come out to play...

      KevvyW - 2012-10-15 13:05

      And I must add, this is a serious finger to discipline at home foremost as well. Absent fathers, or then father's but not Dad's. The abscence of real rolemodels. Let's Learn people, let's learn......

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-15 13:03

    Bloody savages.

  • isabel.lewis.3762 - 2012-10-15 13:11

    Eish! To think I grew up there. Disgusting!!!

  • malcolm.ramaphele - 2012-10-15 13:12

    maybe he was abuser too

      llewelyn.louw - 2012-10-16 15:33

      Stupid comment but even worse English!!

      sonja.joubert.940 - 2012-11-07 19:04

      No, I know him, I went to school there, and he didn't abuse any one. How Can you say that. Dont say things like that of people you dont even know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KevvyW - 2012-10-15 13:39

    I would like to wish this teacher a speedy recovery, for he just saved a childs life. Now if they could do this to him, I don't want to think what could have been......I salute You......Attie Rudolph

  • kseyffert - 2012-10-15 14:10

    Sorry guys, you cannot blame teachers for this kind of sorry anti social behavior. This is squarely a parenting thing. I will bet that not one of those thugs parents ever attended a parent, teachers meeting. Now I have said that, let me throw my opinion behind those who still support the cane. While I do believe that indiscriminate use thereof is as effective as the current ban, careful use and the very real threat of use are very powerful tools and you know what, I survived and surprise, surprise, I am not a deliquent or anti social thug.

      Spiral - 2012-10-15 14:17

      well said... totally agree! Children turn out a certain way because that's, to a large extent, how they were raised.

  • spookhuis - 2012-10-15 15:34

    Name and shame the little darlings, don't you feel very proud of your over grown sperm cels

  • estelle.claassens.3 - 2012-10-15 16:00

    Well to some of you. If you want to see sick, you go to Secunda, half of the town and serrounding towns are sick...... Just a very small percentage more-so than the rest of the country!

      Melanie Mostert - 2012-10-15 20:04

      @Estelle - Secunda and surrounding towns are sick OMW-who are you 2 judge the residents!!! Don't refer 2 my 'surrounding' hometown (Standerton) as sick cause it's NOT.

      ansonia.moolman - 2012-10-17 15:40

      I am quite curious, have you lived there? Know anyone from there? And how exactly would you define 'sick'?\r\nAs far as my knowledge goes, children normally don't get to choose where they grow up. \r\nYou make use of percentages which would suggest you know the facts? Or did you just added that specific comment to have something to say?\r\nWe live in a society where people like you over generalise people, being judgemental and do not consider the implications of their words. Sure, every town has its drama but to simplify a whole town and surrounding areas like you just did, takes away individuality and is (my opinion) blatantly arrogant.\r\nI do not condone criminal like behaviour of this town, this country or individuals for that matter. However, I cannot turn my back on the town that has provided a roof over my head, school education and formed part of my life values.\r\nI am surprised that by the actions of misleaded teenagers you immediately see an opportunity to take a stab at a WHOLE town and surrounding areas?\r\nShould we blame the whole of Pretoria for all the car accidents on the highways? Jeffreys bay for the shark attacks? \r\nMaybe we can naively think that people from a certain age make their own choices and must take responsibility for their own behaviour. And if that is impossible we can just ignorantly comment on how 'sick' people of a town are.

  • john.breakfacet - 2012-10-15 17:50

    Apprentices of the Malema School of Bodyguards.

  • Blessing.lolo - 2012-10-15 21:52

    i doubt the parents should be blamed for this because you could blame parents for a 3 year old kid that swears but for teens who acted like this? I really doubt that there are alot of children who come out of good homes that do alot of faulty things these boys knew what they were doing and its their fault them being in highschool is a clear indication of the fact that they have the ability to think for themselves

  • suber.mthembu - 2012-10-17 07:16

    Bringing back the death penalty just for these lads isn't a bad idea...yes?

  • NicolaVanAss - 2012-11-22 16:07

    How does this even happen? Where are the morals and ethics of the children? I say send them to Juvie...

  • Hare Nyobisaneng - 2013-03-06 07:20

    Awwww Rudolph !! You must go for Karate lessons so you can kick their asses next time.

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