HEAD SUSPENDED: A school principal who was caught on video beating a pupil with a hosepipe has been suspended for two months without pay. Hosea Maboya, headmaster of Diversity High in the south of Johannesburg, was found guilty by a disciplinary inquiry convened by the Gauteng Education Department.
A cellphone video of the beating in July last year went viral, forcing the education department to step in. Department spokesman Charles Phahlane this week confirmed that Maboya had been suspended. The disciplinary hearing of another teacher at the school, who was also caught on camera hitting pupils on their knuckles after telling them to dip their hands in cold water, has not been finalised. - Monica Laganparsad
ANNE TO SEE ZUMA: British royal Princess Anne is expected to meet President Jacob Zuma tomorrow as part of her visit to South Africa to celebrate her mother's diamond jubilee. The jubilee is an international celebration throughout this year marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne.
The princess will be in South Africa for three days, meeting Zuma in Pretoria before a stop at the St John's Eye hospital in Braamfontein.
As part of her duties as a member of the International Olympic Committee and president of the British Olympic Association, she will mark the 100 days countdown to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games at the Kwamundo School in Khayalitsha on Wednesday. - Staff Reporter
CHURCHILL PICTURE SOLD: A Boer War photograph of Winston Churchill that caused intense debate in the letters pages of the Sunday Times has been auctioned in the UK for under R10000 by a private collector from London.
The picture showed the future World War2 leader on a horse, surrounded by British colonial troops in Natal.
Auctioneer Duke's in Dorset thought it had been taken by war photographer David Barnett or Arthur Knight, son of mining magnate William Knight.
A descendant of the Knights put it up for sale along with a collection of other photographs from the era, including Paul Kruger and Lord Kitchener.
But after the Sunday Times published a story of the impending sale in February, the newspaper and auctioneer were inundated with correspondence. Jeremy Martin from Cape Town said his grandfather, George Allsop, took the picture while serving as a captain in the SA Light Horse regiment, with whom Churchill is posing. - Ian Evans