Limpopo Education Dept slams teacher filmed slapping pupils

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, shows two pupils being slapped in the face by the male teacher.

A screenshot of the principal slapping learners at the Bopedi Bapedi Secondary in Sekhukhune South District, Limpopo.

JOHANNESBURG - The Education Department in Limpopo has expressed shock after seeing a video of a teacher assaulting pupils in a class.

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, shows a few pupils being slapped in the face by the male teacher.

The school has been identified as Bopedi Bapedi Secondary in Sekhukhune South District.

The department's Sam Makondo said: “It was brought to our attention this morning and we immediately dispatched a team of officials to the school to attend to this matter. It’s very serious given that corporal punishment has been outlawed- in this country and we expect teachers to understand that.”