Cape Town – The Gauteng Department of Education has suspended a teacher from Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale, Grasmere, following an altercation with a learner’s grandmother on Friday.
The incident was captured on video and has since gone viral on social media.
In the video, believed to have been taken by the teacher, the teacher can be heard swearing at the grandmother multiple times before asking another learner to beat her up.
“You will come and teach that trashy child of yours,” the teacher can be heard saying in the video.
@SAHRCommission This is what marginalised people must endure. This is offensive and deserves the full might of the law to prevent outbursts of this nature. Please investigate Fred Norman Senior Secondary school in Ennerdale Jhb. pic.twitter.com/FE76bnyW6L
— Hans Gruber (@Comrade0072) August 15, 2022
Following the incident, the provincial department of education issued a statement saying that it was investigating and that the teacher had been suspended until further notice.
“We have launched an investigation into circumstances sarounding this incident and, as such, the outcome will be communicated in due course.
“Accordingly, the affected educator has been precautionarily removed from the school until further notice. We also implore parents to use appropriate channels to address their grievances rather than resorting to other platforms,” said the department.
The @EducationGP1 regrets to learn about the alleged verbal altercation that took place on Friday, 12 August 2022 at Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale between a teacher & the parent of a learner which was captured on video that has now gone viral on social media platforms pic.twitter.com/4QYzhOYOxJ
— Gauteng Department of Education (@EducationGP1) August 15, 2022
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo