Police has charged a teacher with sexual assault

A teacher of the Valhalla Primary Schoo in Pretoria has been charged with sexual assault. According to the investigating and victim’s testimonies at least 23 pupils have been assaulted by their 55 year-old teacher.

Provincial Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said they started to receive complaints after a safety awareness lesson. He also added:

“The department has a zero-tolerance stance to allegations of sexual misconduct. Where the allegations are proven true, we will not hesitate to take decisive action against the perpetrators.”

The police has opened a case. Mabona said the department would also investigate the case of sexual assault and keep the parents updated.

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