- Gomora has a spicy storyline that has kept Mzansi social media users wanting more
- The show recently touched on the growing problem of violence in schools after a learner attacked a teacher
- Social media users weighed in on their thoughts about how teachers should handle such situations
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Gomora has captivated Mzansi audiences with it's relatable storyline. The hit show has used its platform to shine a light on the violent behaviour that has been seen in schools recently.
Melusi the school principal was attacked by Lindokuhle, an older student. Melusi responded by punching the pupil in the face in order to defend his authority. Such circumstances are not foreign in South African schools and many teachers have openly spoken out about being afraid of their students.
Social media users reacted to the storyline and it resulted in heated debate online. Twitter user RushNdoda said:
"Challenges teachers face at schools. This is serious."
"The social worker is telling her husband that any man would’ve reacted the way he did??? He beat up a learner. Bathong."
"Am I the only one who is expecting Lesufi to make an appearance on #gomoramzansi this week?"
"So if an adult learner/pupil hits a teacher first, is the teacher allowed to retaliate or nah...?"
"Teachers go through a lot with unruly kids, shame."
"I personally think parents should try and meet teachers halfway regarding disciplining their kids. Teachers deal with a lot already by teaching these kids, the least parents can do is to teach them how to speak, to behave and respect their elders"
"So now they only showing an attacked side of Melusi only to Lindokuhle. I really hope parents can see the type of behaviour teachers deal with everyday, they get provoked,attacked,and disrespected but blamed for it all later #GomoraMzansi"
"Legend! I always wanted to hit my teacher but never had the guts. South African film industry is great because the environment offers real life content which feeds fiction. Nowhere else in Africa do you have kids hitting principals or blowing up ATMs. #Gomora #GomoraMzansi"
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Gomora was only on screens for a few weeks and it already did the most in terms of viewership. The new telenovela quickly managed to surpass The Queen to become DStv's most-watched soapie.
Gomora stars some of Mzansi's greatest acting talents, including Katlego Danke and Zolisa Xaluva.
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