The 45-year-old grandmum from Phiri in Soweto told Daily Sun her grandson (3) told her his teacher had slapped him across the face.
“He told me he was play-fighting with another kid when the teacher said they were making a noise and slapped him.”
She then went to Tshireletso Pre-school to ask the teacher what had happened.
“She told me the child was lying and there was no proof that she hit him. I left the creche and went straight to the doctor, who confirmed that the child had been hit and his eardrums were swollen.”
The gogo said her grandson was given three injections.
“I trusted that pre-school because that is where I attended pre-school, but now I am disappointed,” she said.
She said when she went to discuss the matter with the principal, she was told it would be attended to.
“I also asked the principal to move the teacher to another branch but she didn’t do that,” she said. The fed-up grandmother went to Moroka Police Station and opened a case of common assault.
The police accompanied the grandmum to the pre-school to fetch the teacher.
Principal Selina Shogoe said they are aware of the incident.
Selina said: “The teacher is going to be moved to another branch. We don’t condone child abuse and we will take the necessary steps.”
Constable John Serala said the child will talk with a social worker at a trauma centre, after which a case of assault will be opened.