[LISTEN] Teacher describes how pupils "attacked me and kicked me"

Schools in South Africa have become very violent and dangerous for both teachers and pupils.

With the recent spate of violence in schools, a teacher named Kobus called into The Eusebius McKaiser Show to voice his concerns.

READ:Motshekga calls urgent meeting with police over school violence

I am a school teacher and I have been assaulted in school to a state that I had to end up in rehab for a nervous breakdown.

Kobus, caller

He adds that he recently had a conversation with someone who suggested that teachers have had an easy job, but says is not accurate as pupils at his school physically assaulted him.

They physically assaulted me. They were bunking class and ran into the toilets when I reprimanded them and when I went into the toilet to get them out and back to class, they physically assaulted me.

Kobus, caller

They barehanded attacked me and kicked me to the point where I fell onto the floor.

Kobus, caller

He says he reported the matter to the school principal and they opened a case against four of the pupils. They were supposed to be expelled from the school but the pupils are currently writing their Matric exams and so apparently did not.

From a management point of view, I cannot see why they are allowing those people who are supposed to be out of the schooling system to be writing Matric.

Kobus, caller

And also some of these guys are on drugs and totally out of control and the schooling system in South Africa is falling apart.

Kobus, caller

Listen below to hear Kobus tell his story:


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