EDITORIAL | There goes yet another pupil’s dignity down the toilet

No-one deserves that humiliation – and the system that allows schools to have pit latrines is as much to blame as the principal

16 March 2021 - 20:13

The cost of losing your dignity comes cheap at the Luthuthu Junior Secondary School in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. In fact, it could have been a real steal at R200. But turns out, it was a round zero.

The R200 is what an orphaned, 11-year-old pupil was allegedly promised for being suspended by a rope and dropped into a pit latrine to delve though human faeces to retrieve the principal’s smartphone...

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