Following reports of pupils attacking teachers, several celebs, including rapper Zakwe and veteran musician Ringo Madlingozi, also voiced their outrage.
Last week, a pupil apparently stabbed and killed a teacher in Zeerust‚ North West. The brutal attack led to a social media outcry. Shortly after the crime, police arrested the suspect.
Angie Motshekga, the Minister of Basic Education, said she was appalled by the stabbing, as well as the increase of violence. According to reports, Motshekga will meet with police to discuss the issue.
Ringo, who was extremely upset and disturbed by this, recently visited Windmill Park Secondary School in Boksburg.
During his speech, Ringo said SA needs to cultivate more self-love, respect and honour for parents, teachers and all humans.
TshisaLIVE reported that Ringo said there were demons in schools, within our children and teachers. He then added students needed to be given positive role models.
Ringo also said the increase in attacks in schools are the work of the devil, who is creeping into their lives.
"Our kids need to hear good stories to be told that they can relate to. I will never stop for as long as I can stand on my two feet, open my mouth and sing to my people. We will win this war no matter what circumstances. We will not be defeated. We will do whatever we can to topple this satan creeping into our children’s lives."
Meanwhile, Zakwe asked for prayers on social media following the attack on the teacher. He called for artists to work together to use their voice to help end the violence.
"A kid slaughters (a) room mate, student stabs a teacher, student shoots fellow student. What is happening in SA. This is very bad we need to pray hard and also act on this, we gotta do something. A song from our side is a must. RIP to the teacher and student."
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