A resident pastor and educator at St Peter’s Combined Christian School in Mohlaletsi village in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo, South Africa, has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a female student.
The man, identified as Matibidi Sam Diketso, reportedly flogged the Grade 12 learner for being late to the Sunday church service.
The parents who are seeking for justice claim the school denied it until fellow students came forward to admit the beating actually took place.
Other parents at the Christian school are now demanding that the pastor is removed from the school and disciplinary action is taken against him.
Her parents insist on therapy for their child, asserting that the inhumane treatment she has endured is hindering her ability to focus on her studies.
The school has released a statement claiming they’ve set up a disciplinary hearing against the pastor, the female student will undergo a medical evaluation and the incidence has been reported to the police.