The viral videos of teachers and learners in physical confrontations were widely shared on social media by Tuesday.
The schools and teachers have not yet been identified,but the videos appear to have prompted a huge outcry for immediate action. Not one of the children’s faces is clear in any of the very grainy videos, which has led to The Citizen feeling that republishing them below does not identify them.
Another video shows a school teacher physically wrestling three learners. The three pupils appear to be holding on to the teacher. A female voice shouts “Muyekeleni” (let him go) seconds before the teacher headbutts a learner wearing a maroon pullover.
Teachers under siege … pic.twitter.com/bsE3Jx0Hpz
— Dumisani Tembe (@KunjaloD) June 12, 2018