A 29-year-old teacher is expected to appear before the Sekhukhune Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 15 November 2023 following allegations that he assaulted a Grade 12 female learner from his school.
The incident allegedly took place on Sunday, 12 November 2023 at the St Peter Combine Church School in Apel policing area outside Sekhukhune.
Preliminary reports indicate that the victim was in her room studying at the school’s hostel as part of ongoing exam preparations when the teacher came and assaulted her with a belt and shoe.
The victim allegedly suffered injuries and bruises and was taken to the hospital.
The victim later reported the matter to the police and a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was opened.
The suspect was arrested after he handed himself to the police on Wednesday morning. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incident.
“We take such incidents seriously and are conducting a thorough probe. The SAPS is committed to ensuring a safer and conducive learning and teaching environment in schools,” concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.
Police investigation continues.
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