Thursday, May 30, 2013

Teacher allegedly beats handicapped 7-year-old City pupil

Athenkosi Mvane
30 May 2013

It has been alleged a teacher at St Joseph’s special needs school in Cape Town has come under fire for allegedly beating a mentally-challenged seven-year-old. 

It is believed that the child was being disruptive in class when the teacher beat the child with a plastic hosepipe. 

Western Cape Department of Education Ministerial Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said the Department is investigating the matter.

“We view the incident in a serious light; and the Department had launched its investigation as soon as it learnt about the alleged incident.

“The child’s parents also laid a charge with the police and the teacher appeared in court on Tuesday” Casey added.

Casey also said that they will be monitoring the situation closely.

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