Pupils at Relebogile in Khutsong, west of Johannesburg, braved the rain on Wednesday to listen to ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.
"Julius Malema ga gona yo o tshwanang le wena [Julius Malema, there's no one like you]," they sang when Malema arrived at their school.
Those who were not keen to stand in the rain stood on the balcony while others had umbrellas up.
"It is disrespectful for you to continue talking after the principal has called on you to be quiet," Malema said when pupils continued talking amongst themselves, excited after seeing musician Chomee next to Malema.
Chomee was part of people encouraging pupils to be disciplined and work hard to improve their matric results.
Malema told pupils they must improve their matric results, saying the school registered a 70 percent pass rate in 2007 and from there, their result had been declining to a less than 40 percent pass rate last year.
"You must improve. We have resolved the issues of Merafong and you are now in Gauteng. You must behave like people in Gauteng, they excel," he said.
Malema said teachers who sleep with pupils were a disgrace to the teaching profession.
"You must expose those teachers. They are a disgrace to the profession, teachers must regard each learner as their own children." - Sapa
[Given the high rate of incest in SA, that may not be such good advice - Ed.]