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Sans Souci teacher, learner suspended over slap incident

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

A sign outside Sans Souci Girls High School. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Sans Souci teacher and schoolgirl at the centre of a violent incident caught on camera have been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing.

A video on social media shows the 16-year old's teacher smack her in the face in a full classroom.

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

Western Cape Education Department MEC spokesperson Jessica Shelver: "They have both been informed by the SGB that disciplinary steps will be taken against them. They have been suspended pending the disciplinary hearing. All learners and educators have been offered counselling."

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