KwaZulu-Natal Teacher Brutally Attacked by Boyfriend on School Grounds in Front of Pupils, SA Horrified

KwaZulu-Natal Teacher Brutally Attacked by Boyfriend on School Grounds in Front of Pupils, SA Horrified

  • A teacher in KwaZulu-Natal was brutally attacked by her boyfriend with a bush knife on school grounds
  • The attacker had initially been denied entry to the school but later gained access and assaulted the teacher in front of pupils
  • South Africans are shocked by the horrific attack on the teacher and wish her a speedy recovery

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HLABISA - The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education says a teacher who was brutally attacked on school grounds is alive but in a critical condition.

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A primary school teacher was a victim of gender-based violence when she was attacked by her boyfriend. Images: Stock Photos/Getty Images
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The attack occurred at Ncwabakazi Upper Primary in KwaHlabisa on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast on Monday, 5 September.

Teacher attacked by partner

According to The Witness, the primary school teacher was assaulted by her boyfriend with a bush knife in front of pupils on school grounds.

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It has been reported that the man tried to gain entry to school grounds before the attack and was denied access. He returned to the school with the bush knife and gained access the second time.

Once on the school premises, he searched for the teacher in the staff room and slashed her with the knife. The school teacher suffered multiple injuries to her body, face and head.

Community members shocked by brutal attack of school teacher

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza said the horrific attack on the school teacher sent shockwaves through the community.

Khoza said the Hlabisa community was left shaken. Parents and fellow colleagues were disturbed by the attack, reports SABC News.

The MEC stated that the department will tirelessly fight gender-based violence to ensure communities are safe places. A team of social workers was sent to the teacher's family and the school to offer psycho-social support.

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Mzansi wishes primary school teacher a speedy recovery

Melissa Hassiem said:

"It's everyone for themselves in this country. You must see for your own safety your own way for electricity, your own way for a job and food etc. All the best for the teacher I wish her a speedy recovery."

Tuelo Lami T Lee said:

"I thought every school had security officers who control the movement of the premises..."

Lîtlhãrē A Mõkhõrõ said:

"Just to tarnish her image for sure! Be well soon, teacher!"

Letshwara Genie-Lee Sekoto said:

"Speedy recovery to her!"

Phijeyi Nduli commented:

"Who is safe in this country except politicians? We wish that teacher a great recovery."

Video of parent assaulting school teacher goes viral

Briefly News previously reported that a video went viral on Twitter showing a parent assaulting a school teacher. Although it's clear the incident took place in South Africa, the school or persons involved have not yet been identified.

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In the video, a parent can be seen confronting a teacher about matters pertaining to her child before violently slapping her to the ground.

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