Support for South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court

Teachers, staff and community members showed their support for South Peninsula High School principal Brian Isaacs at Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday April 1.

Mr Isaacs, who has been suspended, faces charges of assault and noise nuisance (“The school goes on, says SP principal”, Bulletin, March 17).

Representing the National Union of Public Services and Allied Workers, Omar Parker said Mr Isaacs is on their council and also a shop steward.

“We’ve watched attacks on him and his character and the protracted disciplinary inquiry and how they have tried to get him out of education,” said Mr Parker.

He said they were there to stand with him unconditionally because they believe in what he is fighting for.

The assault case has been postponed again because a video clip, which is part of the case, has not been provided for viewing to the prosecutor by the court manager. It was requested verbally and in writing on February 26.

* Meanwhile the case involving the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, who have laid charges against Antonie Gericke in terms of the Animals Protection Act has also been postponed until Tuesday April 19, because the lawyer did not have enough time to go through all the documentation.

A group of silent protesters awaited Mr Gericke’s arrival in front of Wynberg Magistrate’s Court. The case centres on rescue cat, Nahla who was alleged to have been shot in her Diep River home by Mr Gericke (“Cat lives another day”, Bulletin, February 18).