Ringo Madlingozi On Drugs & Assault. Like most older people who find great disgust in young people being disrespectful legendary musician Afro Pop star Ringo Madlingozi expressed how he’s enraged by such actions. The star reflected on a recent occurrence of a viral video that shows two learners assaulting and kicking a teacher.
Posting still images from the video, Ringo said the video was evidence of a society that thought violence was the only answer.
“This is definitely the results of our society. Living in a world where violence is the only solution to all problems. We are the role models of our kids. This is not on, to have young kids beating up an adult, a teacher that only wants the best for them. This cannot be allowed that a woman teacher had to fight for her life, protecting herself from the very kids that she loves.”
He suggested that drugs and thuggery were to blame for the rot, and said that parents had to be responsible for how they raised their children.
“Drugs, thuggery and downright stupidity could be triggers of this rot within our society. Each parent is responsible for the upbringing of their kids. We have to nip it in the bud as soon as they show this kind of disrespect.”
The South African Council for Educators (SACE) has also slammed the video, telling TimesLIVE that they were “appalled” by the incident.
“Whilst we condemn and act decisively in dealing with teachers involving themselves in such conduct‚ Council feels something drastic needs to be done in stopping learners from conducting themselves in such a manner‚” the council said in a statement.