Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal education department is investigating an incident where a teacher appears to beat two female pupils with a cane in front of a classroom of pupils. A video of the incident surfaced on social media on Monday. In it, a man who appears to be the teacher is seen pulling and striking one of the pupils - who can be seen crying. He then turns his attention to another pupil, who tries to leave the classroom before the teacher grabs her and pulls her back into the classroom.The pupil's jersey is pulled off during the altercation before the teacher proceeds to beat her with the cane while she screams and tries to get away.Some of the pupils in the classroom are seen laughing throughout the ordeal. A woman then appears in the doorway and mumbles something inaudible.Education department spokesperson Kwazi Mtethwa said the department was aware of the video but had not yet ascertained which school it was taken from."We are calling on everyone to provide us with any information that will lead to us identifying the school or the people in the video. We condemn this violence. It is uncalled for and action will be taken."