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education blackboard thumb medium80 92SowetanLive reports that the school principal who quit his job after a video showing him slapping pupils for not doing their school work went viral, has withdrawn his resignation.  

Limpopo MEC for education, Polly Boshielo, confirmed that the headmaster of Bopedi Bapedi Secondary School, Mr ML Maesela, had withdrawn his resignation.  He now faces disciplinary processes.  The department received a report from the district that Maesela submitted a resignation letter dated 14 August 2019, which was found to be defective.  The next day, he was invited to clarify the defect, but instead submitted a letter withdrawing the resignation.  "Given the fact that the affected educator has withdrawn the resignation, the department has authority to pursue disciplinary processes.  The department is busy with investigations and a decision will be taken once investigations are concluded," said Boshielo.  Allegedly, the principal slapped the pupils for failing to do their physical science assignment.  Maesela has been the school head since 2010, and despite the seriousness of using outlawed corporal punishment on pupils, in a Sowetan report last week some learners described him as a caring and a hard working teacher.

  • Read the original of the above report by Peter Ramothwala at SowetanLive

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