Cape Town – The mother of a Grade 1 learner is furious after her daughter told her she was stripped naked by her teacher and verbally abused in front of her classmates.
Ursula Daniels, 41, says her six-year-old daughter who attends Grosvenor Primary School in Atlantis feels both traumatised and helpless after the principal allegedly told her to take her child from the school.
“She came home on Wednesday 23 August, and said ‘juffrou het my kaal uitgetrek en my panty uitgetrek’,” says the emotional mom.
“The teacher also told her she stinks and she’s dom and hit her with a ruler. When she told the teacher she would be telling her family, she was laughed at by the teacher and pupils.”
“I asked for her to be moved to another class and he [principal] told me he could guarantee that no other teacher would take her as they would think I would do this to them, too. He said ‘either she comes to school and sits in the office all day or she can stay at home’. She has been home ever since,” the mom explains.