Cap in hand: teacher apologises after manhandling ‘unruly’ pupil

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Cap in hand: teacher apologises after manhandling ‘unruly’ pupil

The teacher has received backing from a colleague who has ‘complained about the teen numerous times’

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A teacher is in hot water for manhandling a pupil after he allegedly refused to hand over a hat.

In a video shot by a pupil from Sijabulile Secondary School in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg, the teacher, whose name is known to Sunday Times Daily, can be seen repeatedly pushing and shoving a Grade 9 pupil around the class.

The teacher grabs hold of the 14-year-old boy while trying to forcefully remove the cap from him. He pushes the teenager towards the chalkboard and as the boy moves away, he grabs him and pushes him again. The teacher can be seen holding the boy by the neck and pushing him away while other pupils file into the classroom...

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