Limpopo teacher caught slapping pupils goes viral

The Education Department in Limpopo has expressed shock after seeing a video of a teacher assaulting pupils in a class.

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, shows a few pupils being slapped in the face by the male teacher.

The school has been identified as Bopedi Bapedi Secondary in Sekhukhune South District.

The Limpopo Department of Education has dispatched a team of investigators to a school after a viral video emerged showing a teacher slapping pupils in a class.

“A team of district officials has been dispatched to the school to start with the investigations that will establish the facts and determine the course of action to be taken in this regard,” spokesperson Sam Makondo stated.

In the video, a teacher is seen taking turns to slap both male and female pupils in the class.

A pupil appears to be secretly recording the ordeal.

The department said it viewed the incident in a “serious light”, as corporal punishment in schools has been outlawed.

“It is unacceptable to openly break the law in this fashion. Corporal punishment is a thing of the past and has been outlawed for years now. It cannot be tolerated wherever it happens in our schools,” Education MEC Polly Boshielo said.

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