South Africa: Provincial MP Arrested After Allegedly Slapping College Principal

South Africa: Provincial MP Arrested After Allegedly Slapping College Principal

Andile Lili, Member of the Western Cape ANC legislature, was arrested after he allegedly slapped a faculty principal and demanded that she go away the college premises on Friday.

Lili, who can also be an SGB chairperson on the Inkanini Main faculty in Khayelitsha, was arrested and later launched on warning.

Chatting with Scrolla.Africa after being launched, Lili denied assaulting the principal. He mentioned all he needed was for the principal to depart the college.

“I by no means laid a hand on her. That is all lies. I would like her out of the college as a result of she is incompetent and clueless about her job,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the issue he has with the principal is that she fails to make choices when issues are reported to her.

“I’ve been reporting a instructor who can also be a DJ. Throughout the day, he’s in school and at night time, he turns into a DJ. He comes to highschool drained and the youngsters, together with my baby, are failing in his topic,” Lili mentioned.

Lili alleges the DJ instructor is all the time late for varsity as he knocks off from his DJ gig within the early hours of the morning.

“Our children’ future is necessary. We won’t sit again whereas he’s doing what he desires. The principal ought to’ve handled him a very long time in the past however she says nothing.”

A mum or dad mentioned she understood Lili’s frustration however he should enable the principal to do her job.

“If he does not approve, then he should method the Training Division to resolve the issue.”

Western Cape Training Division spokesperson Bronagh Hammond mentioned they’ve spoken to the SGB chairperson who had illegally prevented the principal from coming into the college premises.

“How he dealt together with his alleged grievances can’t be condoned. There are processes that enable for constructive engagement. This has been communicated to the SGB chairperson on quite a few events,” Hammond mentioned.

Western Cape SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi mentioned Harare police arrested a 47-year-old man on a cost of assault.

“The suspect was warned to look in court docket on Wednesday and the circumstances surrounding this incident are nonetheless below investigation.”

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