South Africa 27.11.2013 08:44 am

Baby rape exam question ‘sick’

Image courtesy Ian L/Freerangestock.com

Image courtesy Ian L/Freerangestock.com

A matric drama exam question asked pupils to describe how to depict a baby rape on stage with a broom handle and a loaf of bread.

The compulsory question, based on Laura Foot Newton’s play “Tshepang”, required pupils to describe, through the props, how child rape could be dramatically depicted, The Witness reported on Wednesday.

Parents, pupils and teachers told the newspaper they intended complaining to the department of education over the question, asking that all pupils be awarded the 15 marks allocated to it.

The memo for marking the exam is expected to be discussed at a meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday.

– Sapa

 

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