Sans Souci suspends both teacher and schoolgirl over slap incident

The Sans Souci school governing body (SGB) has suspended the teacher and pupil at the centre of a violent altercation caught on camera.

The teacher and learner have been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.

A widely shared video shows the teacher reprimanding the 16-year old before smacking her in the face in front of the classroom on Tuesday.

All staff and educators have also been offered counselling following the incident.

Read: CT mom opens case of assault against Sans Souci teacher filmed slapping child

The girl's mother has opened a criminal complaint of assault against the educator, while the woman has also laid a complaint with police against the learner.

Read also: WCED has 5-year plan to foster respect between teachers and pupils

On Wednesday, a group of pupils at Sans Souci staged a protest during assembly and outside the school gates in support of the teacher.

The mother of a learner told media on Wednesday that she hopes her daughter won't now be victimised.

WATCH: Mother of San Souci pupil: "I'm disappointed"


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Sans Souci suspends both teacher and schoolgirl over slap incident


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