In a video captured by Newzroom Afrika, she can be heard saying the government was prioritising education because “only through education can we deal with challenges facing our communities”.
“An educated man won’t rape,” said Motshekga to the pupils.
The pupils can be heard disagreeing with Motshekga’s statement.
“I thought they need to be a bit civilised not to do certain things, now I’m disappointed,” Motshekga responded to pupils.
“My theory is that the more educated you are, the more sophisticated you are, the less you get involved in wrong things because you can look after yourself, your family, you can look after your environment,” she added.