7 March 2019
A wave of support for corporal punishment in schools followed the Western Cape education department’s confirmation on Thursday that it is investigating Paarl Boys’ High School.
Facebook comments were summed up by Adam Vuropolis, who said: “I prefer reading about this than teachers who are getting sworn at and beaten up. Keep up the good work if this is true.”
Jessica Shelver, the spokesperson for education MEC Debbie Schäfer, said the department had zero tolerance for corporal punishment and was investigating allegations against deputy headmaster Richard Visagie.
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