At least three videos showing brutality of a teacher towards her children have gone viral on social media.
The video shows the caregiver slapping and punching little kids repeatedly, in what is believed to be a crèche in West Rand. In the first one, the woman unleashes slaps on a small boy who appears to be cleaning a table.
Please retweet until it gets to relevant people, this is real madness pic.twitter.com/MuUVNSRUVS
— Mantokane Digomo (@digomosm) April 3, 2019
In another video, the same woman is seen striking a little boy and pulling him by his clothes as she cleans the carpet.
An Upset Gauteng Education official, Panyaza Lesufi, reacted to the videos and called on action to be taken against that woman. Lesufi labelled the videos as ‘disgusting’ and demanded the crèche and the teacher tracked down.
— leratokganyago (@Leratokganyago) April 4, 2019
The videos were also condemned by the Social Development Department on a Facebook post appealing to anybody with more information about the crèche to speak out. “We want to condemn the abuse of children and wish to ask members of the public to identify the school and the caregiver who is seen forcing toddlers to clean their classroom while meting out the harshest punishment to the children”, the department wrote.
The department is reported to have later tracked down the premises, and sent officials. Their visit was however unreceived, and it remains unclear whether follow ups have been made.
The videos also received reactions from the angry and shocked public.
See Reactions below.
Who is making all these videos of her? And why hasn’t she been arrested yet? This is a roaming MONSTER!!
— The Tech Elocutionist (@UgoezePrecious3) April 4, 2019
I think now cameras in daycare should be compulsory every corner in every room this is not ohk ts disturbing 💔💔💔
— LOYALTY👑 (@penny_mxakaza) April 4, 2019
All I can say is that I hope I never meet this lady…I won’t be responsible for the action my body decides to take…I leave it there.
— Darren Kelly-Loulié (@deeksdaz) April 4, 2019
Then the following day you take your kid to school she cries all the way and your say she is afraid of school kganti she is just thinking about this animal. Shit this is crazy mara I’m glad it’s out there and I believe our people will do what’s right. Fuck this stupid lady.
— Tumelo (@tumelomobu) April 4, 2019