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Teacher allegedly fired for using corporal punishment for late-coming. Photo: Umgosi wase Natal (Facebook)/ Pixabay.com

“We did not say extra classes must stop” – KZNDOE

KZNDOE says extra classes have not been scrapped. This follows a report after learners were allegedly punished for being late for class

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Teacher allegedly fired for using corporal punishment for late-coming. Photo: Umgosi wase Natal (Facebook)/ Pixabay.com

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (KZNDOE) has refuted a misleading social media post suggesting the department is scrapping extra classes.


“The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal refutes the social media post that was posted under the page Umgosi wase Natal, which claims that the Head of Department, Nkosinathi Ngcobo said educators must discontinue extra classes,” KZNDOE cautioned.

According to the posted article, the HOD discouraged schools from starting classes early.

“This could not be further from the truth, as the Department has always praised educators for the sacrifices, that they make, giving learners extra tuition by having extra classes as well as weekend classes,” KZNDOE stated.

“As the Department of Education in KZN we want to distance ourselves from the assertion which is purported to have been made by myself.”


The KZNDOE statement comes after Umgosi wase Natal reported about a school teacher who was fired for allegedly using corporal punishment for latecomers in his morning classes.

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Learners showing visible assault marks on their legs after an alleged punishment by the teacher. Photo: Umgosi wase Natal/ Facebook

The page reported that this teacher from a school iMbumbulu, south of Durban, was shown the gate after he had assaulted the learners with a piece of pipe.

It is reported that this teacher forced the learners to start their morning classes at 6:30 am on weekdays and at 8:30 over the weekends until 3 pm. Any late comers would allegedly receive a hiding before entering the class.

The publication leaked a photograph of the legs of school girls with visible bruises from the alleged late-coming punishment.


Umgosi wase Natal claimed that Ngcobo said the extra classes must be discontinued and no learner must be forced to attend an extra class starting at 6:30 am when the school starts at 8 am. However, these claims were rubbished by the department as it said it values the sacrifices made by educators.

This is a developing story.