AN acting principal has allegedly been moered by a teacher at school.
Buyani Primary School acting principal and her daughter were allegedly mored by a teacher, who is being accused of causing divisions at the school in Finetown.
The acting principal has been in her position since last year after the death of the previous principal.
On Thursday, 17 November, the principal needed the teacher to sign some documents from the district office, but she allegedly refused and started assaulting her.
Community members, including members of the School Governing Body (SGB), blocked the gates of the school today, 21 November, and refused to give access to the teacher as she was reporting for duty.
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The SGB chairperson, Nontobeko Fakude, told Daily Sun that the matter has been reported to the district.
“Since the passing of the previous principal, there been havoc at the school. Some teachers didn’t want the previous principal and they have now transferred their hatred to the one who is currently acting,” she said.
“One of the teachers beat up the acting principal after she was asked to sign some document from the district office, which all teachers were required to sign. She allegedly closed the principal’s office and beat her up,” she said.
Fakude further said that the teacher in question proceeded to Lenasia South Secondary School and assaulted the principal’s daughter on Friday.
“We blocked the entrance, hoping that the district will hear our cry and remove this teacher from the school. They must take her to another school, along with her two other friends, so that we can have peace and order in the school. We want what’s best for our children,” she added.
An SGB member Mandisa Jadala said the teacher in question is very disrespectful.
“It is clear that this teacher doesn’t want the school to have a principal. She is always looking for fights. We do not understand how she went and assaulted even a child at her school. That’s pure disrespect,” said a community activist William Mphahlele.
The SGB members told Daily Sun that a case of assault was not opened as they were hoping to resolve the issue with the department.
When Daily Sun contacted the teacher, she said she had nothing to say.
The Department of Education had not responded to our queries at the time of going to print.