MBABANE: Sikelela Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) said they will soon approach Parliament and request its intervention in the alleged corruption within the Teaching Service Commission(TSC).
This comes after reports suggesting that female Headteachers linked to TSC Chairman subsequently become untouchable while bullying teachers and as result, the TSC failed to discipline Herefords High School Principal Colisile Maphanga who allegedly assaulted a teacher.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, the SNAT Secretary General said they will approach Parliament on a number of issues and challenges faced by teachers including the corruption at TSC. He then confirmed that the Herefords incident forms part of the issues to be tabled before Parliament but he advised teachers to stand-up for their rights and refuse to be bullied by Principals with TSC connections.
“Teachers are educated people and they must know and stand for their rights, they shouldn’t allow Headteachers to bully them because Principals are teachers just like all of them. We are aware that some of these Headteachers who are now untouchable are linked to TSC Chairman Simanga Mamba and we will approach Parliament to raise a number of issues, the Herefords incident where a teacher was assaulted by a Principal with impunity forms part of those issues” said the SNAT Secretary General.
This publication reported that Colisile Maphanga, the Headteacher at Herefords High School with alleged links to Teaching Service Commission(TSC) Chairman stands accused abusing teachers and intimidating them with fabricated charges. Maphanga allegedly assaulted one Nolwazi Dlamini, the then English Language teacher at the school in full view of other two teachers, Nolwazi suffered serious injuries that temporarily disfigured her face.