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saceThe Citizen reports that according to the South African Council for Educators (Sace), something drastic needed to be done to stop the scourge of pupils assaulting teachers.  

This warning followed three different videos doing the rounds on social media, in which pupils are seen to engage in violent physical confrontations with their teachers.  None of the schools and teachers has been identified as yet, but the videos have prompted a huge outcry for immediate action.  The report describes what is seen in each of the three videos.  In response, Sace issued a statement saying it was appalled at the behaviour:  “While we condemn and act decisively in dealing with teachers involving themselves in such conduct, (the) council feels something drastic needs to be done in stopping pupils from conducting themselves in such a manner and therefore calls on both the school governing body and the department of education to act decisively in disciplining these pupils and mete out the harshest punishment.”

  • Read this report by Gopolang Chawane in full at The Citizen

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