[gauteng] - 'Unruly' parents' fight to keep kids in prestigious Joburg school reaches Concourt

  |   Sowetonews / Vereenigingnews / Johannesburgnews

Dragging on for a third year in court, the battle between Pridwin Preparatory School and AB and CB - as the parents are called in affidavits to protect the identities of the learners - has reached the Concourt.

The Melrose-based Pridwin Preparatory moved to expel the boys in June 2016 following quarrels between the father and schools officials, including headmaster Selwyn Marx, on the sports field.

AB was accused of being verbally abusive at several sports matches involving the sons. The school maintained it had proved its case against him, hence it decided to cut ties with the family.

During an under-9s cricket match between Pridwin and Crawford College on November 10, 2015, the dad allegedly accosted an umpire with a cricket bat and called him a “fat” man who does not respect parents....

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