Teachers beat kids into confessing

2012-05-10 17:22

Johannesburg - Two teachers accused of kicking and punching seven boys appeared in the Christiana Magistrate's Court on Thursday, North West police said.

Brigadier Thulane Ngubane said Daniel Morewa Lentshwe, 25, and Thabiso William Mbityekana, 27, were arrested on Thursday morning.

They later appeared in the Christiana Magistrate's Court and the case was postponed to May 15. They remain in custody.

"The suspects are facing charges of assault GBH [with intent to commit grievous bodily harm] and public indecency. More charges may be added under the Child Justice Act of 2011 once the investigation is completed," Ngubane said.

The two allegedly assaulted the boys, aged between 7 and 13, on May 6. They accused them of breaking into their house.

Whipping, punching and kicking naked boys

Ngubane said the boys and their guardians had made statements to the police and a medical examination would be conducted.

The arrests followed a Daily Sun report that a 30-minute video showed how the boys were beaten into confessing to theft and housebreaking.

The video pictures revealed men whipping, punching and kicking naked boys who were squirming on the ground, pleading for mercy, Daily Sun reported.

The video, which had been circulating in the province, was brought to the newspaper's attention by a resident who had seen it and who identified one of the boys.

He showed it to the boy's mother, who laid assault charges.

The 35-year-old mother told the newspaper that one of the teachers told her they had punished her son and his friends.

"Then he told me each of the parents had to pay R60 for the missing money and food," she said.

  • Sonja - 2012-05-10 17:28

    is this the same province that that LIAR said she was not allowd to play hockey cos she was black...???..... what a JOKE!!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-10 18:20

      What are you saying? That it did not happen? Or are you condoning this barbaric act?

      Gieljam - 2012-05-10 18:31

      An unstable society creates unstable reactions what you sow you will mow( used to be reap)but now sounds to cheap...

      Msika - 2012-05-10 19:14

      @Sonja, what does this story has to do with that article? Eish, some poeple are dom jeses!

  • thitos - 2012-05-10 17:34

    Really!!! Is everything video-recorded nowadays?

      desertratbkf - 2012-05-10 17:46

      Its not a bad idea! It exposes these filthy criminals, where otherwise, the truth will never come out or be heard!

      Gieljam - 2012-05-10 18:34

      No only the bad and the ugly...

      24web - 2012-05-11 07:43

      Big brother is watching you!!!

  • desertratbkf - 2012-05-10 17:39

    Just go to News24 Home Page and glance! You dont even have to read hard. We are doomed! Rape, corruption, theft, murder, police, law, and the list goes on! It's a f**ng disgrace! Horrific! Makes my f***ng stomach turn!

      desertratbkf - 2012-05-10 18:32

      And having said that part about looking at News24's Home Page. My comment was posted about 70 minutes ago! Take it back 24 hours! DOOMED with the people that are ruling!

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 17:45

    Teachers should swear an Oath like the Medical Fraternity as these individuals are charged with a huge part of a Child's upbringing. If these two are found guilty, an example should be made. This is unacceptable. Not that the Oath does much help to the mostly greedy and some incompetent within the Medical Fraternity.

      Gestoffle - 2012-05-10 17:57

      Its called the Hippocratic oath you ahole. What do you ANC specials know about bringing up children anyway? You know nothing as there is no moral fibre in your bodies, you a bunch of thieves. Forget that trivial idea of teachers and that oath......I tell you who has signed a oath is your "honest" government. And daily we are establishing who is corrupt. If you vote for the ANC, means you are corrupt as it has been proved time and again. "Not that the Oath does much help to the mostly greedy and some incompetent within the Medical Fraternity." You must be talking about all those doctors from your neighbourhood that have just been busted for know the ones from verulam/durban/tongaat.............

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 18:05

      I clearly remember my youth at Stanford,Oh the good ol' days. The Meds would construct their Chrysalis and in their final year out flew a Wasp.

      Gieljam - 2012-05-10 18:28

      Ag get a life or a wife

      Gestoffle - 2012-05-10 18:30

      Another one of your lies again.....Stanford, I say prove it. Until then we will know that you are a fraud. Unless you are talking about Stanford secondary in Stanger? Do you actually know what Chrysalis actually is, you such a halfwit. Why would the meds be going any where near zoology experiments. The only thing that should be in a pupa is you. pi-iss off here!

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 18:34


      Gestoffle - 2012-05-10 18:37

      Thats right, a period means you cant answer, you are a proven bull sitter(h)

      Gieljam - 2012-05-10 18:40

      Oath what oath you can only take an oath if you are a believer and sad to say the majority of our citizens and this Government are not, just look at all the people commenting in favour of same sex marriages they all of a sudden are out of the supposed to be closets ? my foot .

      desertratbkf - 2012-05-11 06:59

      Indeed! Mr. T is an utter liar!!!!

  • lakhi.madala - 2012-05-10 18:02

    I wonder what we can call it in the teaching profession because coporal punishment was long time abolished...thus my prayer remains, 'lead us not into temptations.'

  • Gieljam - 2012-05-10 18:27

    Hey These teachers are only getting their own back.How many assaults by learners on teachers haven't we heard of lately and I mean to say if you behave like an animal you get treated like one sorry for all the not so innocent pupols ..

      Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 18:41

      This is why I never usually reply to your usually derogatory posts. Is this your reasoning regarding this particular article, I have seen you post that two wrongs don't make a right however You condone this crime. Just beat one another into submission. This is prehistoric thinking.

      Gestoffle - 2012-05-10 19:49

      "This is why I never usually reply to your usually derogatory posts. " Mainly because you cant, you lack substance, for somebody that went to Stanford, you are actually f@cken stupid, what another BEE selection? That's right people, bluzulu here claims to have gone to stanford, i said prove it, i am still waiting. He says he has travelled the world, but only been to New Zealand. He works in the harbour in richards bay....what, are you a cleaner, that stanford degree is paying dividends now.

  • Claude - 2012-05-10 19:17

    Theft today... Rape, murder and armed robbery tomorrow. As it's played out in Trevor Noah's show... "We don't spanky spanky... Here we beat them"

  • cindy.govender1 - 2012-05-10 19:34

    So sad to see all your ugly comments.this makes me lose faith in humanity.Not sure what your spiritual backgrounds are,but violence in any form is inhumane and unacceptable.God help our people and planet.

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