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Teachers arrested after pupil lashed

By Sapa | Mar 23, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

Four KwaZulu-Natal teachers have been arrested in connection with beating a pupil so severely he lost sensation in one testicle

Police spokesman Thulani Zwane confirmed that a case of assault was opened last month at the Nsikeni police station in Umzimkulu, The Witness reported.

It was not clear when the teachers would appear in court.

The teenager said that in January he had received 12 lashes on his buttocks and three on his hand. He woke up that night with pain in his genitals.

A doctor later found blood clots blocking his circulation and he had needed surgery. He had lost sensation in one of his testicles.

The boy said he was not angry or surprised as physical punishment was a normal practice at his school.

Provincial education MEC Senzo Mchunu said he was aware corporal punishment was still happening, but that teachers who did this, did so at their own risk.

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) said the teachers had since resigned. They were not members of the union.

Said regional secretary Lindani Mkhize: “As Sadtu, we disagree with corporal punishment as it is against the law”.

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A doctor later found blo.od clots bloc.king his circ.ulation and he had nee.ded sur.gery. He had lo.st sen.sation in one of his tes.ticles.
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That is bad and sad......... the pa.rents must not leave this lying low. The scumb@gs must pay.

Did an.yone watch Cu.tting E.dge yesterday??? A boy was gi.ven 340 lashes on the bu.ms and 50 on the ha.nds. Due to inte.rnal blee.ding, this will affect his kid.neys la.ter on in li.fe (as per the Dr prog.nosis)........

@Sowetan, la bora serious

Mar 23, 2012 1:23 | 0 replies

those are vile teachers. they must be fired and blacklisted as they are not good with learners. uncultured dolts!

Mar 25, 2012 6:10 | 0 replies

There is a big difference between discipline and assault.
There is no way that 15 lashes is just normal discipline. That is excessive.

Mar 23, 2012 3:37 | 0 replies

7/11 comments were posted by female bloggers. It just shows how bad the accident is

Mar 23, 2012 3:27 | 0 replies

inflicting pain on others has never solved anything but made them bitter, we are humans don't need to be punished like animals, even animals have more rights than humans this day you get arrested for animal cruelty and yet we still have teachers beating up other people's kids like animals and some still don't see it as being cruelty but believe it's punishment, how primitive are we still.

Mar 23, 2012 3:26 | 0 replies

Mskinky are you good?

Mar 23, 2012 2:40 | 0 replies

i dont approve of the abuse but i approve of punishment at school. thats why kids are so rotten at schools with no descipline and respect is a foreign concept to them because bieng punished is a crime.

Mar 23, 2012 2:39 | 0 replies

and the teachers doing this are doing it at their own risk ... What a load of nonsense. They should not be doing it. period.

Mar 23, 2012 2:34 | 0 replies

... SA, kwaaaaaaaaaa.lol. what a country ka nnete..

Mar 23, 2012 2:33 | 0 replies

Mina umuntu anganya... ngomtanami struuuuuuueee God..!!!!

I would just camp at his house until he/she comes out and the case will b close dammit.

Mar 23, 2012 2:25 | 0 replies

MommaC: A trifle sick, but very funny.

Mar 23, 2012 2:11 | 0 replies