High school pupils in Sekhukhune forced to strip naked as punishment by the principal 

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By Robert Maswanganyi

Sekhukhune-  Ntwampe Technical High School principal has allegedly forced learners to strip half naked as punishment for not bringing calculators to school at Moloke Village in Sekhukhune.

It is alleged that both male and female victims were called into principal’s office, and when they got there, he ordered them to take off their shirts and all girls to remove bras. They did as they were instructed. He then told them to stand in the sun half naked.

“Afterwards, we went back to his office, dressed and returned to class. I don’t think I will enjoy myself at this school anymore. I’m still shocked. I can’t believe he did this to us he should be removed from the school,” says the learner.

Some of the affected Grade 10 learners say they are traumatised by the incident. The community  demands that the principal be fired. He has reportedly taken sick leave

Limpopo department of education spokesperson Sam Makondo, says the matter is receiving attention.

“It is very, very serious and accordingly, warrants a thorough investigation in a manner that will see us taking appropriate action.

We don’t want to miss anything in the process and we will at an appropriate time comment further”

“For now, we encourage that teaching and learning at the school goes ahead,” says Makondo.

Police have confirmed that a case of indecent assault against the principal has been opened.

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