In the video‚ the teacher can be seen and heard embroiled in an argument with the Grade 9 girl over a book. The teacher grabs the pupil's cellphone from her hands‚ telling her it was against the school's conduct to have it during class.
Matters quickly escalate as both the teacher and the child accuse each other of swearing. The teacher tells the pupil to leave the class‚ but she refuses.
The pupil says something inaudible and the teacher replies‚ "Are you swearing at me? You are speaking a different language in my class!"
The teacher then switches to Afrikaans‚ pushes the desk towards the pupil and gets close to her face. The pupil pushes the desk back towards the teacher and gets up.
The teacher shouts‚ "Are you hitting me?" She then slaps the pupil and continues‚ "You push me! You swear at me!"