By: Poelano Malema
A video has gone viral on Twitter showing a parent assaulting a teacher.
The incident took place in South Africa, but it is not clear at which school.
The video was posted on Twitter on Thursday, 17 June.
In the video, a parent can be seen confronting a teacher, before assaulting her.
She is heard asking the teacher: “Why o busa bana baka”, which means why did you send back my children?
The teacher can be heard referring the parent to another colleague.
“O ka botsa Rre Mdluli ke ole” which means you can ask Mr Mdluli.
The parent can be seen ignoring the teacher and then tells her “la tella” which means you are disrespectful.
She then starts beating up the teacher until she falls down.
Watch the video below.
DISCLAIMER: The graphics in the video display violence
Which school is this? Schools and the department of basic education must protect our teacher🤔. Let’s follow each other 💯
Tembisa Busta Nonhle Sindi Range Rover Jabu Mabuza Malema Mbalula pic.twitter.com/tOxgFJ36pz
— FollowerRSA (@FollowerRSA) June 17, 2021
Many Tweeps condemned the parent’s behaviour. Some even asked the South African Police Service to intervene and said the school failed to protect the teacher.
Below are some of the comments.
This parent should face her music. You cannot assault anyone and again why can’t you go to the school address whatever issue you heard from your child to the Principal, they call this Teacher to come to the office as well..
— Katlego Omphile (@Omphile_Katlego) June 17, 2021
No matter what happened between her child and the teacher she didn’t have to do that she’s a bully her child will carrie on and disrespect teacher’s if that was the case because her child know my mom’ will go and beat up the teachers udoti womzali 🚮
— MAFUNGWASHE (@Mafungwashe_K) June 17, 2021
This is really upsetting 😥, I worked as a teacher for close to 2 years and I know the challenges teachers face, they are not perfect yes, mara there are better ways to deal with izinto. This is not it. Falling at that age and with that body type can cause health issues 😥😥
— Kayise_Macingwane (@KayiseMacingwa1) June 17, 2021
@SAPoliceService you people must make sure you find that lady.😡😡😡😡😡
— Buddha’s Monk 🈲 (@TshepoTC11) June 17, 2021
Teachers in public schools are having it hard. They have to deal with unruly children and their parents as well. Teaching in public schools is an extreme sport😏
— Dumisani Masilela 🇿🇦 (@DumisaniTW_) June 17, 2021
Violence in schools
Violence is a problem in many South African schools. In May, a teacher was fired after a video of her assaulting a Grade R learner went viral on social media.
The incident took place in Pretoria at the Nchuncheko Primary School.
Read more about the story here.
Image courtesy of Twitter screenshot.
*This is a developing story*