The grandmother of a small child who attended the creche that has made headlines for a shocking video of a child being beaten has been left heartbroken. The gogo says her grandson had told the family he had been beaten but had not understood the extent of the damage until now.
The grandmother of a small boy who attends the Ninnie's Neurons Nursery School is devastated after a viral video illustrated the true situation facing her grandson.
The gogo says that the boy had told his family that he had been beaten at the creche, but the family had assumed he had been punished for misbehaving and simply been exaggerating.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier this week that a disturbing video had gone viral after showing a teacher brutally beating a small child while forcing her to clean up her own vomit.
After seeing the video, the grandmother says that she is completely heartbroken:
"He's been reporting that the teacher had hit him on the head and his back. We took it lightly and thought he had been naughty and the teacher was merely reprimanding him."
She says that she now regrets not taking her grandson seriously, not thinking that he would be in such extreme danger at school.
According to SowetanLIVE, parents have been arriving to demand answers from the school, where fees range from R1 500 to R2 500 a month. The school has deactivated it's Facebook page in the wake of the mass outrage caused by the incident.
The police have since confirmed that the 40-year-old woman featured in the clip had been arrested and has appeared in court for assaulting a minor. The worker, who has not been named to protect the child, has been released on bail.
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