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education blackboard thumb medium80 92SowetanLive reports that the family of Gadimang Mokolobate, the teacher who was stabbed to death at school, allegedly by a pupil, could not hide their anger during his funeral service at the weekend.  

Mokolobate died 12 days ago after the stabbing incident.  He was a mathematics teacher at Ramotshere Secondary School in Dinokana outside Zeerust.  His funeral service was attended by pupils, different organisations and dignitaries like Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Premier Job Mokgoro and North West University vice-chancellor Professor Dan Kgwadi.  Mourners broke into tears when Mokolobate's uncle Kenosi Sebigi asked the government and the ANC to do something about such crimes.  "Our hearts are torn apart about what happened in our family,” he stated.  Mokolobate was killed after allegedly clashing with the 17-year-old pupil after the teen jumped the queue while waiting to be served food in the school's feeding scheme.  North West MEC for education Sello Lehari said he did not believe in corporal punishment:  "Two wrongs cannot make a right, bringing back corporal punishment will be like bringing more fights between learners and teachers.  The best way is to educate our children to respect their teachers, starting from home."  SA Democratic Teachers’ Union chairperson Mxolisi Bomvana said schools were not safe.  "It is true that teachers have to do their daily tasks under a cloud of fear, that if you reprimand learners, they might turn against you.

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