Nicole Mnguni, an 18-year-old student at Vorentoe High School in Klipspruit, died by suicide and her mother is demanding justice from the Department of Education.
Her mother, Jessica Mnguni, found a hand-written letter dated September 2018, that highlights the humiliation Nicole had to endure at the hands of her maths teacher. Nicole feared going to school and wanted her teacher to treat her “like everyone else.”
Jessica told Sowetan Live that words cannot express how she feels and added that the “so-called teacher killed this family.” Jessica went to the school to get justice for her daughter and contacted the Education Department’s district office to investigate.
She explained that the teacher was rude to her when she visited the school and said her daughter would not “be anybody in life.” Jessica, a teacher herself, said this behaviour was unacceptable. She explained:
“Nicole is so bubbly but that woman killed her self-