Matric pupil who couldn’t write exams claims R65m damages

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Matric pupil who couldn’t write exams claims R65m damages

The pupil’s spinal injury has made walking and sitting near impossible after an alleged attack by her English teacher

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For seven months Nondumiso Magubane has relived the day she was allegedly beaten with a steel pipe by her teacher, leaving her partially paralysed and unable to write her matric examinations.

Magubane, 20, a pupil at uBulinga High School near Bergville, KZN, and her family have now instituted a R65m damages claim against the provincial education department after the alleged attack in June last year.

The teacher, Musa Mwesigwe, has been suspended and faces a criminal charge of assault as well as an internal disciplinary hearing...

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