Speaking to The Chronicle, Bulawayo Acting Provincial Education Director Mrs Olicah Khaira said teachers from Ihlathi High school in Bulawayo have apologised for beating pupils who came late for school last Friday. She however said that despite the apology her office is conducting investigations and the teachers were likely to be punished.
We went to the school and did our investigations. It turned out that the beatings happened last Friday as it was reported. We are dealing with the matter. The teachers involved have since apologised about their conduct and said they meant well. The issue does not end here. We are still looking into the matter and we are yet to come up with a decisive stance.
Tshabalala Residents Association chairperson, Mr Albert Ndlovu urged Government to reintroduce corporal punishment as his community had a problem with delinquent pupils from Ihlathi High School.