Teacher under fire for ‘locking up’ Grade 1s who couldn’t pay R2

Teacher under fire for ‘locking up’ Grade 1s who couldn’t pay R2

- A teacher from Abedare Primary in Delft is being investigated after troubling accusations were made against her

- The teacher has been accused of punishing a group of grade 1 students who were unable to pay R2 for Casual Day

- She has also now been accused of a separate incident where she severely beat a young child’s hand

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A teacher is under fire for allegedly ‘locking up’ a group of grade 1 students at Abedare Primary School for not paying R2 for Casual Day, while other students were allowed to attend an event in the school hall.

According to the Sowetan, the Western Cape Education Department (WECD) was alerted of the incident this weekend in a Tweet from a Twitter user whose name is Mandy.

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Spokesperson for the WECD, Bronangh Hammond, told TimesLIVE:

"The WCED received a tweet regarding the incident and a request for follow-up was made. The allegations are concerning. The alert happened over the weekend, therefore the WCED will investigate tomorrow [Monday]."

Mandy also alerted the WECD about a separate incident involving the same teacher, when she allegedly beat a 7-year-old child’s hand until it was swollen.

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“This is not the first instance of cruelty she’s committed. At the beginning of the year she beat up a 7 year old that her hand had to be bandaged because of how swollen it was,” Mandy explained.

Briefly.co.za found out that many parents are afraid to report the teacher because this may worsen her attitude to their children.

Mandy’s cousin attends the school and her and her friends have allegedly also heard the teacher in question aggressively cursing many times in front of the children.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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