THE mother of a Grade 5 pupil allegedly pushed, choked and pinned to the ground by a teacher during assembly has vowed to stop at nothing to ensure the teacher is brought to book.
The mother, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her 13-year-old son, said she found out about the incident from other staff members at Kabega Park Primary School in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape. The pupil was allegedly assaulted in the school hall on Tuesday morning by the sports coach.
The woman told of how she watched camera footage of her son being violently pushed and pinned to the ground, effectively being choked. A case of common assault has since been opened at Kabega Park police station, while the boy was treated for minor internal bruising by a doctor yesterday.
The mother was yesterday penning a letter to chief education specialist George Lukwe, who said the Port Elizabeth education district office would look into the matter and send an official to the school for further investigation today.
The mother said she was upset by how the incident was not brought to her attention through proper channels, instead having to hear about it in the school’s corridors from other staff members.
“I went to the school on Tuesday afternoon to pay school fees and to get a progress report from his teacher. She [the teacher] told me she had something to tell me. Someone also mentioned to me how they did not like how [the teacher] had