18 June 2021
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union in the North West Province is deeply concerned about the rising attacks and violence meted out to educators by members of the community.
The latest incident which has been widely shared through a video-clip circulating on social media platforms shows a member of the community verbally and physically assaulting a female educator at Phera Primary School in Tsetse village, Ramatlabama.
The parent had no right nor excuse to humiliate and disrespect the educator irrespective of their differences. Everyone has a fundamental right to dignity as enshrined in the constitution.
We call on the North West Department of Education to heighten security measures and provide psychosocial support to the educator and those traumatised by this unfortunate incident.
We further call on community members to work very close with schools to avert such occurrences. The law enforcement agency should investigate the matter and the perpetrator should face the might of the law.
ISSUED BY: Secretariat
Provincial Secretary, George Themba – 071 385 4659
Deputy Provincial Secretary, Masaele Cindi – 067 412 7053