LOOK: Soshanguve teacher FIRED for beating Grade R pupil in viral video

A teacher at a primary school in Soshanguve has been fired from her position, after a video of her beating a defenceless Grade R child went viral. The clip sparked outrage amongst parents and community leaders, and demonstrations outside the school force educational authorities in Gauteng to take action.

Soshanguve teacher FIRED after beating child

Following a tumultuous few days – and calls for intervention from distressed locals – a final decision has been made on the matter, after a set of political heavyweights also got involved with the case:

  • – The harrowing incident took place at Nchuncheko Primary School in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, last Thursday.
  • – The educator in question has been dismissed, as per the result of an internal inquiry.
  • – Concerns were initially raised with Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi – who gave the following response.

“We’ve acted on the matter. The teacher was immediately removed from the school last week and facing a disciplinary hearing for Monday 24 May. We’ve also requested that counselling must be provided to all affected learners.”

Viral video forces teacher out of school

Sure enough, the disciplinary procedure ended with an outcome that has pleased local parents. The grade R pupil’s great-grandmother, Jostine Seabela, went one step further – and called for the immediate arrest of the teacher.

When the video initially surfaced online, protests erupted outside of the Nchuncheko Primary School, creating a fractious atmosphere outside of the educational facility. The teacher herself has been employed here for almost 20 years, but her old school style of discipline has been roundly rejected by horrified caregivers across the community.

LOOK: Grade R learner beaten by educator

The child is slapped several times across the back of the head – Photo: Twitter
The crying child ducks for cover, but continues to receive a barrage of abuse – Photo: Twitter
Soshanguve Grade r
The video, which fails to protect the child’s identity, spread far and wide on social media over the past few days – Photo: Twitter

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Presh JM Reporter

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