Dan Matse is worried about his son, Tembile, who says he was assaulted at school in front of his teacher. Pic: YOLISWA SOBUWA. 11/09/2012.
Tembile Matse, 15, a grade 8 pupil at Bethelsdorp High School was admitted to Livingstone Hospital after allegedly being repeatedly kicked in the head.
Doctors said he suffered internal bleeding and as a result, the blood would have to be drained today.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Tembile said the Grade 8 pupil approached him during the Economic Management Sciences (EMS) lesson last Wednesday.
“They demanded that I should go outside with them and I refused. That was the mistake that nearly cost me my life. He came charging towards me giving me three warm klaps [hard smacks]. I could not defend myself as he was with his friends and I was worried that they would gang up on me,” he said.
Tembile said all this happened in front of his teacher.
“He tripped me and I fell down. I remember that he kicked me three times in the head before I passed out. I woke up a few minutes later in the staff room and they called my father,” he said.
Dan Matse, 54, said he was very angry, even more so because it happened in front of a teacher.
“I don’t know how