Educators Union of South Africa: Teachers have no choice but to arm themselves


JOHANNESBURG – The Educators Union of South Africa said on Wednesday government was forcing teachers to arm themselves as it failed to guarantee their safety at schools.

The teacher’s union was reacting to the killing of an educator at the Masuku Primary School in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.

General secretary Siphiwe Mpungose said teachers don’t want to advocate violence but were left with no other choice.

“We are saying enough is enough; if they have to protect themselves, let it be. The teacher who was gunned down yesterday was shot at and tried to run. If he had a gun, he was going to shoot at them, and they were going to run away.”

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