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This is the moment a South African teacher lines black pupils up and violently slaps them one after another.
The video starts with the teacher standing in front of the blackboard with a pupil in front of him. He then slaps the child to the side of the face who then moves off to the left, with a new child then appearing from the right.
And it then continues after that, with one child after the other coming into view, being slapped sometimes once or twice, and then moving on.
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Some of them are clearly distressed by being struck, whereas others seem to find it amusing. And both boys and girls are clearly visible being hit by the male teacher.
In the background, children can be heard shouting and jeering in the chaos as the teacher continues to dole out the punishment.
The incident happened in the district of Sekhukhune, in North-eastern South Africa’s Limpopo Province, where the local Department of education confirmed investigators had been sent when they were made aware of the video that had been posted online.
Spokesperson Sam Makondo confirmed that the team were on their way to find out what had happened and what action needed to be taken at the school, identified as the Bopedi Bapedi Secondary in Ngwaritsi Circuit, in the Sekhukhune South District.
Corporal punishment in schools is illegal and it is likely that the teacher faces tough sanctions as a result.
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