School sorry for JZ insult



May 26, 2016
School sorry for JZ insult

CAUSED QUITE A STIR: Zuma cartoon used in a class test. CREDIT: Sourced

Independent school was in hot water after using Zapiro cartoon in a class test.

The independent school that used a cartoon making gat of President Jacob Zuma in a class test has apologised.

The question paper for Grade 6 English visual literacy asked students who the man in a picture of Zuma lying in a pool filled with money was, and if the pupils would vote for the person.

The principal said sorry when officials from the Gauteng Department of Education went to the school to investigate on Monday, according to spokesman Oupa Bodibe.

He said the palie had indicated that there was no malice intended on the part of the Grade 6 teacher involved.

“Given that the matter had largely been viewed as insensitive, offensive and distasteful by the public, the school principal has apologised sincerely for any hurt or distress caused,” Bodibe told The Star.

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