Beating at school: DA wants probe

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Dr Imran Keeka.
Dr Imran Keeka.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has written to KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu to call for a full investigation into claims of corporal punishment at a secondary school in northern KZN.

Dr Imran Keeka, the party’s spokesperson on education, said the principal is allegedly behind the latest incident, which saw a Grade 12 pupil getting blisters after being caned on the hand “for walking from one class to another to borrow a pen”.

“The DA strongly condemns the assault of this learner,” he added. “Shockingly, we were also reliably informed that this is not an isolated incident and a habitual practice of this principal.”

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