Their actions following the "verbal abuse and assault" of the teenager have been appalling, legal representative Yolisa Nocanda of the Chamber Of Legal Students said.
The Chamber Of Legal Students released a bombshell statement on Friday, blaming Sans Souci and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) for “siding with the educator”: “The school has also acted in a very biased manner in favour of the teacher.
The 16-year old girl's legal representatives from the Chamber Of Legal Students says the teenager has opened a case against the teacher who slapped her over her rights to equality and freedom.
The Chamber Of Legal Students representatives says it awaits reasons as to why Sans Souci Girls’ High is continuing with the disciplinary hearing of a learner at the centre of an assault row.
Earlier, Chamber Of Legal Students representatives - the student's legal team - told News24 that they took on the case because they felt the school treated the pupil unfairly from the onset.
Yolisa Nocanda of the Chamber Of Legal Students, which is representing the student, told News24 last week that the pupil faced numerous charges, including intimidation by verbal and psychical threat intended to harm a person; ignoring or failing to carry out specific instructions; actions which bring the school's name into disrepute; violating the rights of other learners to receive education by disrupting classes, preventing teachers from teaching; and violating the rights of the teacher to carry out their task to the detriment of the school, staff, teacher and fellow learners.
Yolisa Nocanda from the Chamber Of Legal Students, which is representing the teenager, told News24 said that the disciplinary hearing has been set down for February 14.