Charges laid following KZN pupil and teacher's fight on school grounds

Charges laid following KZN pupil and teacher's fight on school grounds

- Video footage showing a fight between a 20-year-old learner and a teacher in KwaZulu-Natal went viral last week

- The teacher, Sunday Ajibabi, has now laid a charge of assault against the student

- The EUSA is hopeful that the boy is arrested, which will send a strong message to other hooligans on school

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The teacher involved in the nasty school fight last week has laid a charge of assault against the learner.

Footage showing a brawl between a learner and teacher at a KwaZulu-Natal school went viral last week.

On the school grounds of Luthayi High in Hammarsdale, Sunday Ajibabi was invigilating an exam when chaos broke out.

Explosive video footage reveals how the learner strikes Ajibabi a few times until the fight is stopped by other students.

During the initial video, one can hear a student shouting “Haibo” as the aggressive learner punches the teacher.

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IOL reported that Ajibabiopened a case at the Mpumalanga police station on Sunday with the assistance of teacher union, Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA). understands that Ajibabi’s view of the incident is that the 20-year-old learner disrupted an exam that the teacher was invigilating.

According to Ajibabi, he then tried reprimanding the student, but the boy then retaliated by grabbing the keys and locking everyone inside of the classroom.

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Another learner eventually retrieved a spare set of keys.

It is then alleged that the learner attacked Ajibabi after he emerged from the classroom.

President of EUSA, Scelo Bhengu, revealed that Ajibabi and his family were embarrassed by the incident.

He added that the union is optimistic that the learner would be arrested.

Bhengu said, “The arrest of the pupil will send out a strong message to other hooligans masquerading as pupils that EUSA is not taking the safety of teachers lightly. We are disturbed by this incident and we are going to make sure that the law takes its course.”

In a video, Ajibabi shared that he started to feel despondent about teaching in the country.

According to the senior teacher, this attack was not an isolated case, but he now feels the necessary support is available for teachers.

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