The WCED has tried unsuccessfully to besmirch my character at school(s) and in public, says South Peninsula High principal Brian Isaacs. File photo: Cindy Waxa

Cape Town - The principal of a Diep River school has laid a charge of assault against a local resident for allegedly assaulting him while he was at the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court last week.

Police have confirmed that a 52-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in connection with the incident.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said the man was released on a notice to appear in court next Wednesday.

South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs has made several appearances in the court over the past few months, where he is accused of transgressing noise nuisance by-laws.

This relates to announcements made over the school’s PA system.

He said the court had adjourned for lunch on Friday when a man, who lives close to the school, called him a racist as he left the courtroom.

“I said to him when he called me a racist that if he speaks to me like that then I consider him scum. As I walked along the passage at court he kicked me from behind and I went sprawling. I have some injuries,” Isaacs wrote in an e-mail to the Cape Argus.

He said he went to lay a charge against the man at the Wynberg police station.

Last month, the Cape Argus reported that a hearing of the Western Cape Education Department had found Isaacs guilty on four charges, including assault.

The presiding officer in the case has not yet announced a sanction against him.

Isaacs has maintained his innocence and has said he would oppose the outcome of the hearing.

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