January 19, 2021

EUSA calls for teachers to be allowed to have guns in school.

A primary school teacher was gunned down in Masuku Primary School, in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday. This is the latest attack on a teacher. EUSA calls for teachers protections through guns in schools.

(File photo. Image: 123RF/Roger Lamkin)

By Omphile Seetseng

The Educators Union Of South Africa (EUSA) is calling for teachers to be allowed to carry weapons at schools, as a means of protecting themselves from the growing violence in schools.

Simphiwe Mpungose, the General-Secretary of the union says that the government is not providing adequate protection for teachers. Scelo Bhengu, the president of EUSA argued that it is time for the unions to be bold and to call for teachers to be allowed to bring guns to schools.

“We as the Educators Union of South Africa are making calls for teachers to defend themselves. This war has been waged on teachers for many years, now we are saying enough is enough,” says General-Secretary of the union  Siphiwe Mpungose

Early reports suggested that an unidentified man entered the school premises and shot at a 48-year-old teacher, striking him in the head and abdomen. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the shooting occurred at 9 am. 

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