WATCH | Grade R pupil makes a run for it on first day of school

2020-01-17 11:53

A Durban mother had her hands full on the first day of school, chasing after her 4-year-old daughter, not once or twice, but three times. 

Nonkululeko Nyoni told News24 that her daughter Langelihle Masinga had made a dash for it on three separate occasions, before she was able to get her settled with the rest of the children in her class.

Masinga attended her first day of Grade R at the Mitchford Primary School in Tongaat on Wednesday. 

"She woke up at 05:00 and she was excited to start her first day," Nyoni said.

She told News24 that her daughter had been excited all morning about being at school - from the parking lot, and throughout orientation.

"When it was time for me to leave, that's when it all started," she said. 

Her daughter decided to make a run for it while Nyoni was walking away from the classroom. 

"She ran away three times. Every time she would run, I would have to chase after her and bring her back.

"Eventually her teacher took her and I left. I had to keep it together, but I was heartbroken."

Despite her ordeal, Nyoni said her daughter did have a good first day at her new school.

"She had so much to say about the school and her new friends."

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