Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Dewetsdorp: The 62 year old; Jimmy Roos School principal, handed himself over to the police following a video that was seen trending on social media of him allegedly assaulting a learner at the school.

He appeared in the Dewetsdorp Magistrate Court today on the charge of assault. He was released on warning to appear again on the 24 March 2020. The incident which was captured on video depicts; Mr Isak Johannes Joubert, assaulting a learner who appeared to have been asleep on the 16 August 2019.

Further investigation revealed that there was a protest by learners at the school on the said day, which led to the principal being attacked. Local police were alerted who had to call for reinforcement so as to defuse the situation. Other videos which were captured on the day were submitted to the police.

Statements from all parties involved including the victim and police who attended the scene on the day in question, will be obtained and presented to the Director of Public Prosecution together with all videos captured of the incident.