- One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane wants the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to be fired
- Maimane called for her resignation after a viral video of school children smoking marijuana emerged
- The political leader said that the country needs a clear plan which is lacking and plans to turn the system around
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GAUTENG - The leader of the One SA Movement Mmusi Maimane has slammed the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and called for her to be fired after a video of school children smoking marijuana was shared on social media recently.
The viral video shows groups of learners from Leondale Secondary School dressed in uniform smoking weed while on the school premises. Maimane took to social media to share his disdain for the video and the behaviour of the learners. He said that the behaviour seen in the video shows a lack of leadership.
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“Fire this minister of basic education immediately. How have we reached this level of behaviour in our schools,” Maimane shared on Twitter.
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He also shared that the country needs a clear plan which is lacking and plans to turn the system around in less than five years. The video garnered tons of attention with several calling out Maimane for blaming the behaviour on the education minister.
The Minister of Education in Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi said that 36 of the learners seen in the video were suspended. TimesLIVE reported that investigations are underway to undercover who is selling marijuana to learners.
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“What? Behaviour is taught at home. Schools don’t teach this kind of behaviour. You make hilarious statements wena. Imagine firing a minister because children misbehaved. Please stop the jokes. The parents must take responsibility. You always miss the target.”
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“This is sad. I think this happens daily, why are teachers not reporting this?”
“That's what you get when you "spare the rod and spoil the child". Nowadays' upbringing is the opposite of the strict upbringing most of us had in the last century. So, what do you expect?? You can fire the minister, but you won't return to the "old days of discipline".”
“Learners are products of society. Their behaviour is a reflection of social interaction with friends, relatives and significant others. Reducing this issue to only the Minister of Education makes me doubt your reasoning.”
“Why the minister, who runs the school? Is it the minister or an incompetent principal? what about the parents? What is their role? What kind of a society are we becoming? The parents are meant to be a nucleus, where discipline and acceptable behaviour stems from.”
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“Is the minister selling what they are smoking? Parents have a lot of work, and they must assist the minister and educators to restore order brother...look at things beyond what is before you.”
Stubborn secondary school kids scatter class, drag each other, student jumps on teacher's back in crazy video
Briefly News also reported a small drama played out in a secondary school class when the kids scattered everywhere in what looked partly like a serious fight.
From what was gleaned in the video seen on Twitter, there was a furious kid who seemed set for an onslaught on one other child who was being restrained by his mates.
In the resulting commotion, there was a free-for-all as the two fighting kids were being held back. Desks and chairs were hit and pushed or overturned. Meanwhile, in front of the class, there was an elderly man standing just before the chalkboard. He seemed to be their teacher from the countenance on his face.
Source: Briefly News