RUSTENBURG - A 53-year-old Tlhabane primary school teacher is due to appear in the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a pupil with a broomstick at school.
The teacher allegedly beat a pupil with a broomstick in January 2018 for allegedly playing in the rain. The girl was in Grade 4 at the time and suffered a swollen hand as a result of the beating.
The teacher is facing charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The girl, now a 10-year-old in Grade 5, and her nine-year-old brother who is in Grade 4, were kicked out of the school on May 7 by a group of enraged parents who accused their father of "causing trouble" at the school.
The father a opened criminal case after his daughter was attacked and another case after his son was allegedly kicked by a teacher with a high-heel shoe on his knee in July 2018.