Lesufi gives alleged bullies 48 hours to say why they shouldn’t be suspended

Office of the Premier 22/08/2019 - 08:52

Lerato Mailoane

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi has given learners involved in an alleged bullying incident at Monument High School in Krugersdorp two days to explain why they should not be expelled. 

MEC Lesufi visited the school on Friday following a video of a pupil being assaulted by another, in full view of schoolmates.  The boy tries to defend himself as schoolmates stand by and laugh.

The video went viral on social media and Lesufi's visit to the school was to establish the circumstances surrounding the fight and demanded that school investigate the matter.

Lesufi said there are currently a lot of versions doing the rounds on what exactly happened. He said there were many areas the school did not address, "for instance the school did not report the matter to the district and head office".

He said it was believed the incident is a follow up from an altercation that happened between the learners on 8August.

"We therefore asked the school to gather the evidence of the circumstances leading up to the fight. There is no learner that has been suspended, all the learners that were involved must write a motivation in the 48 hours and explain why they must not be suspended.

"Based on the report, an urgent disciplinary hearing would be conducted which will then determine the outcome," he added. 


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