Students cheered as the principal of Effingham Secondary School, Inderan Govender, left the school premises after boys at the school were allegedly accused of drug involvement and beaten by men armed with knuckle dusters.
Effingham Secondary School's principal, Inderan Govender, left the school property to chants of happiness.
Students from the north Durban school were cheering Govender's departure after fellow students were allegedly falsely accused of drug involvement and beaten up.
The boys, all from different grades were pulled out of their classes by men armed with knuckle dusters.
The men apparently accused them of being drug dealers or having involvement with drugs, but there was no evidence to these claims.
The men then allegedly took the boys into a bathroom, strip searched them and beat them up. Some of the students were taken into an office and beaten.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the boys said a Grade 9 student got the worst beating of them all and he was treated like a criminal. One student claims dagga and cigarettes were planted in his clothes.
IOL News reported that Govender's legal advisor, Urvashi Sing, said that he had fallen ill and was taken to his doctor.
Meanwhile, the students and their parents are calling for Govender's dismissal.
According to a risingsunoverport.co.za report, the principal fled the school in fear after the students started to protest.
He is accused of dictatorship and putting the students' lives at risk.
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