Pupils #IdibalaChallenge in classroom draws flak
THE Gauteng Department of Education has strongly condemned pupils at Pretoria’s Hoërskool Akasia who were captured on camera taking part in the #IdibalaChallenge (fainting challenge) while a teacher was in the room.
In the video that has since gone viral, the pupils wait for the teacher to sit down before “fainting” to the hit song, Malwedhe, by Limpopo musician King Monada.
The furious female teacher is heard challenging the pupils to take her to court. She also tells them she doesnot want to see them in her class for the rest of the term.
Some viewers found the video funny; others slammed the pupils, saying they should rather focus on their school work.
Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said the department was aware of the video and pupils had to be reprimanded for ill-discipline. “We are aware of this unfortunate challenge in the said school. Pupils must be reminded that schools are for education. As such they must always focus on being enriched with knowledge for successful future endeavours.
“This was a critical time where schools were administering exams and such behaviour must be discouraged.”
The hit Malwedhe, released a few days ago, has been trending, largely because of the #IdibalaChallenge. It’s about a person who gets a disease when his or her partner cheats – and then faints.