A fierce altercation has left a teacher brutalized after she was beaten mercilessly by a colleague in front of students.
A female teacher was left bleeding profusely on the head after a colleague beat her with a broomstick in front of students leading to a fight. The incident happened in South Africa.
According to Daily Sun ZA, Andile Nene (25) from Silethukukhanya High School in Mtubatuba, northern KZN, claimed a fellow teacher beat her on the head with a broomstick on Thursday. She claimed the fight started when the other teacher refused to move out of the way for her to enter the staff room.
“There wasn’t a lot of space in the doorway but she started shouting at me for touching her as I entered the room. I politely apologised to her,” she said.
According to the victim, she had prepared her lessons in the staff room, not knowing her colleague was waiting for her outside.
“When I left the room she asked me why I undermined her and picked up a steel broomstick. She started beating me, but I took the broom from her,” Andile claimed.
She said she ran to the principal’s office because she was bleeding and pupils were laughing. Later, police arrived and took Anele in for statement.
“What irritates me is that she thinks she can just pay me to withdraw the case. She begged me to name my price and not open a case,” she said.
SGB chairman, Siya Khumalo said: “We were shocked by the incident, but the matter was reported to the district office.”
Education department spokesman Sihle Mlotshwa said: “We are not aware of the incident. We condemn such behaviour in the strongest possible terms.”
Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was opened at Mtubatuba cop shop.