14 year old left paralysed after assault by principal dies
14-year-old Siphamandla Choma who was left paralyzed after he was assaulted by his principal at Manyano Primary School, in Middelburg
The 14-year-old boy who was assaulted by the principal at school in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, has died. Choma became paralysed after the incident took place last year. Choma had been admitted to a Middelburg hospital for observation
The principal of Manyano Primary allegedly beat Choma up, accusing him of stealing R150. The school principal was suspended after the news broke.
Siphamandla Choma was hospitalised early this year in a hospital in Middleburg after he was assaulted by his school principal accusing him of stealing R150. The principal was only suspended by the Department of Education when the story made headlines and there is an ongoing disciplinary hearing.
MEC for Education in Mpumalanfa Mrs Reginah Mhaule is expected to visit the family Choma on Human rights Day. Steven Kiker Mpumalanga Education spokesperson Jasper Zwane