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A FEARFUL teacher has vowed not to return to her school when it reopens after she was allegedly threatened by pupils who failed last year.
Julia Moseamo, 42, who comes from a village in Limpopo, is a Grade 11 class teacher at the Sehlakabje Secondary School in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga.
Moseamo had to leave the school a day before the closure for the December holidays last year after a group of teenage boys confronted her.
They warned her that if she did not change their marks to a pass she would be in "trouble".
"The pupils told me that this was Mpumalanga and that if I wanted to return to Limpopo in a coffin I must continue recording them as having failed," Moseamo said yesterday.
"One of them even told me that I had nowhere to hide because they knew all my friends in Acornhoek."
She said the boys told her at the time that they were giving her a day to make sure they passed or "there would be hell to pay".
When Sowetan caught up with Moseamo late last year she was hiding at a friend's place in Acornhoek where she claimed the boys had visited to threaten her.
"I don't even know how they discovered my hiding place but either way I'm just not safe.
"You as journalists have also managed to catch up with me in my hiding place, meaning there is nowhere for me to go. Maybe I had better stay at home and save my life," Moseamo said.
Moseamo has opened a case of intimidation against the boys at the Acornhoek police station but no arrests have been made.
Acornhoek police spokesperson Inspector Themba Thwala said that investigations regarding the intimidation against the teacher were continuing .
Provincial education spokesperson Jasper Zwane said yesterday the department viewed the matter in a very serious light.
"The teacher needs to interact with the principal who will in turn consult with the circuit manager.
"We shall then dispatch our regional team to conduct urgent investigations and come up with a solution before the schools reopen," Zwane said.
Zwane warned the pupils that the department did not have space for misbehaving pupils who even dare to threaten their teachers.