Axing upheld for teacher who did circumcision procedure in class

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Axing upheld for teacher who did circumcision procedure in class

The Cape man was undone by an incident involving two 14-year-olds, a needle and thread and a splash of ethanol

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A science teacher has lost his bid to be reinstated after being fired for carrying out circumcision procedures on two 14-year-old boys in a classroom.

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) – a bargaining council for teachers – ruled on June 22 that the dismissal of Thompson Mlumbi, who taught at Rhodes High in Mowbray, Cape Town, was fair.

Thompson was charged with assaulting two Grade 8 pupils in June 2017 “by pricking their penises with a needle” and pulling through a thread...

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