A 34-YEAR-OLD mum wants the Western Cape Education Department to take action against a teacher who allegedly called her daughter a magosha.
The teacher apparently insulted the grade 9 pupil after she caught her looking at herself in a mirror during an English lesson last Tuesday.
“She came back home crying and locked herself in her room, refusing to speak to anyone.
“The teacher told her she was looking at herself in the mirror as if she was a magosha.”
The girl’s friends confirmed that the teacher compared her to a magosha.
The mum said she confronted the teacher about the incident.
“The teacher begged me not to tell the principal because she might lose her job.
“She said sometimes the kids behaved badly and she said things she didn’t mean,” said the mum.
“When I approached the principal, she said she was busy and promised to look into the matter this week. But the damage has been done because other kids tease my child.
“Now boys ask my daughter things like ‘how much’ when they see her outside the classroom, while girls call her a magosha.
“My daughter is too young to experience this kind of behaviour.”
Jessica Shelver, spokeswoman for the education department, told the People’s Paper: “Our district office is not aware of the alleged incident, but we will investigate.
“Meanwhile, we recommend that the parent of the pupil reports the alleged incident to the principal.”