Sacked teacher rises from ‘dead’, says it’s unfair

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Sacked teacher rises from ‘dead’, says it’s unfair

She was fired for degrading a pupil with a squint. Then her sister said Covid killed her. Then she called us back

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The sister of a deputy principal who was fired for insulting a pupil with a defective eye claimed she had died of Covid-19 in the latest development in a bizarre story involving accusations of racism and verbal abuse.

The sister answered the deputy principal’s phone when Sunday Times Daily called her for comment on Wednesday, saying Gaye Raubenheimer, who lost her job at Pacaltsdorp Senior Secondary School in George in the Western Cape, had just died of Covid-19-related complications.

But then, a few hours later, a very much alive Raubenheimer returned the call, saying she was recovering from Covid-19 in hospital...

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