Tue Jan 17 02:50:56 SAST 2017
'Shortage of space puts pressure on Afrikaans schools'

AfriForum on Wednesday said the inadequate capacity at schools “would be exploited and pressure woul.

Parents want teacher fired

By Tebogo Monama | 2013-01-15 06:52:10.0 | COMMENTS [ 65 ]

Accused of walking into the girls' toilets and hitting them

PARENTS at Paul Mosaka Combined Primary School in Pimville, Soweto, yesterday locked the gates and refused a teacher entry, demanding that he be fired.

The parents want Grade 4 to 7 teacher Oriah Molapo removed for alleged misconduct.

School governing body (SGB) chairman Oupa Mafumane said: "This teacher has too many cases. We do not want him in our school anymore. If he comes back, there will be no schooling. We will keep our children at home. Last year the district promised us that by August he would be out of the school, but he is not."

Mafumane said Molapo was accused of walking into the girls toilets and hitting them.

"When the girls got home, they told their parents, who then complained to the school. How can a male teacher walk into the girls' bathroom, especially since they were not playing truant but were relieving themselves?

"We held several meetings with him and he said we could not tell him anything. He also said he will not listen to a female principal.

"At the end of the year, the school held its annual general meeting and parents decided that they did not want him anymore," he said.

On October 31, the SGB sent a memorandum to the district office asking for Molapo's urgent removal from the school.

The memorandum read: "This is a long overdue matter. At one stage we were given the impression that he is going to be removed from Paul Mosaka Primary School as he was identified as an additional teacher according to the post establishment. This is also for his own safety as the parents are angry and the matter has spread in the community."

Mafumane said Molapo also owed the school R2000 for lodging. "He used to live in one of the classrooms until last June. He was supposed to move out by March, but did not do so.

"The agreement was that he pay R200 a month to live in the classroom. He has not paid for months, so he owes the school R2000. He was allowed to live there because it was reasoned that Alexandra, were he lived, was far."

Molapo is also accused of sleeping in class during lessons.

"There were many instances where he slept in class while he was supposed to teach. We complained so many times and he did not take us seriously," Mafumane said.

A meeting between Molapo, the SGB, the district office and unions will be held at the school tomorrow. Mafumane is adamant they are not willing to compromise on Molapo's removal.

Education spokesman Charles Phahlane said the department is investigating allegations against the teacher.

"He is on precautionary suspension pending the finalisation of the investigation," Phahlane said. - monamat@sowetan.co.za


Login OR Join up TO COMMENT

A sick paedophile, since when is the classroom a hostel for paedophiles ?he is even not thankful that he is adopted by the school for free, who knows he might have been given free food now he wanted free little koekie from innocent kids. A minute ago we read about police officers shooting one another in puplic full view, one govenment official hit a wall and vanished now in a second apart a horny pony wanna bonk kids, now tell me who to blame ? Government or individuals ?

2013-01-15 17:45:19.0 | 0 replies

The department must act quickly before this #pervet does something very bad and that is if he has not done that yet.

2013-01-15 10:36:09.0 | 0 replies

At the end of the day that creepy creature disguised as a teacher could have rented a ROOM in Soweto but no he had to place himself within REACH of his potential victims!!! I have NEVER heard in my life of a teacher using class room as bedroom, cause a class is not designed to accommodate for such activities, Imagine the smell in this class which is used as a bedroom and everything else, sies that school has no hygiene standards.

What does this teacher do when he wants to relieve himself, say when he waked up at 5 am? he keeps a bucket to use as toilet in the class cupboard? where does his store his dirty laundry? in the class cupboard? where does he wash dirty utensils after cooking and all that? Does he sleep with his girlfriend wife in this class in which he teachers? just thinking about this makes me violently sick!!!

2013-01-15 10:23:59.0 | 0 replies

Another Porn Star mistaken to be a teacher. Only in South Africa, jst lyk certain Rapist mistaken to be the first citizen
You are out of order young man, you've got no respect for your elders and you will die young
I rather die young than living with hooligans who are considered to be elders but spreading the bitter vein to the young.

2013-01-15 10:17:21.0 | 0 replies

Another Porn Star mistaken to be a teacher. Only in South Africa, jst lyk certain Rapist mistaken to be the first citizen
You are out of order young man, you've got no respect for your elders and you will die young.

2013-01-15 09:56:20.0 | 0 replies

And consdering that children these days are so rude and disrepectful maybe this teacher was repremanding them for something wrong the students did and they ran to the toilets, we don't know the reason really the reason why he went into the toilets and started hitting these little bastards, who will be nothing in future but whores and criminals.

2013-01-15 09:54:35.0 | 0 replies

Next in line he's gonna molest them. Sack that pervet.

2013-01-15 09:54:32.0 | 0 replies

It starts off as walking in on the girls and smacking them .... the next time he'll walk in and find one girl in there and take advantage of the situation! WTF is he doing walking into the girl toilets any way?! - if there was any disciplining to be done - couldn't it have waited until the girls had left the toilet or even how about him approaching a female teacher to go inside the toilet?? Oh by the way - he has a problem with female authority! Sick perv!
Let me buy you lunch, what would you like to have??

2013-01-15 09:53:35.0 | 0 replies

Another Porn Star mistaken to be a teacher. Only in South Africa, jst lyk certain Rapist mistaken to be the first citizen

2013-01-15 09:51:42.0 | 0 replies

It's hard to be a male teacher these days, even though your intentions are sometimes good, but you will find that you being judged and condemed for trying to do good, as for male teachers that are rude and molest or rape school girls, they have no place nje in our society. But I think for this teacher you might find that he is having nervours breakdown or is depressed, they should just send him for counselling or something like that.

2013-01-15 09:50:29.0 | 0 replies

I believe he was too hor.ny this educator, but losing a job is another thing, especially in Jan.
So would you approve of someone "horny" as you rightly so states, teach your children??? or you are also falling in the category of males in this country condoning and participating in sex crimes??? that savage should have been sacked had SA had accountable leaders, at the first signs of his pedophilic tendencies. But no black children have to be put in the hands of danger and then everyone is surprised that 1/3 of SAn children have at least once in their lives fallen prey to abusers?? I don't know which disgusts me more your suggestions that this pedophile should be allowed to teach cause as you say its january or the fact that the gov has failed the children in that school they have put their lives in harms way.

2013-01-15 09:47:37.0 | 0 replies