A 52-year-old grade three teacher, Mpuseng Sepotokele, has been hospitalized and is in serious condition after allegedly being beaten by a pregnant parent at Leema Primary School in Tlhatlaganyane, outside Rustenburg, South Africa.
According to Sepotokele’s son, Tlhalefang, his mother found the parent at the school gate upon arrival and was beaten with an umbrella after being accused of assaulting the woman’s child.
The incident is the first of its kind to take place at the school and had led the chief executive officer of the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa), Tshwanelo Mmutlana to call on the government to protect educators.
It is understood that the parent has since been removed from the community for her own safety.
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