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Principal on rape charge suspended

By Alex Matlala | Mar 01, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

THE Limpopo school principal accused of raping a 13-year-old former pupil has been suspended by the Education Department.

The principal of a primary school outside Thohoyandou was handed the letter of suspension while at school.

The suspension came barely a day after he was granted R10,000 bail by the Vuwani Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

"Yes, we can now confirm that the department has suspended (the principal). We have handed him a letter of precautionary suspension with effect from March 1," said department spokesman Pat Kgomo.

Kgomo said the principal was suspended with full pay and that he could be dismissed from the teaching profession if investigations proved that he had had sex with the victim.

The department said last week that five teachers in the province were suspended for sexual offences involving female pupils between 2010 and 2011.

The decision by the department to suspend the principal was applauded by the Commission for Gender Equality and the SA Council of Educators.

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kganthe ngwana yo o ne a pakile jwang bathong?

Mar 01, 2012 8:0 | 0 replies

Printa

Ndanceda ndingayi kule Profession... Ngenda gxothwa kudala
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Do you wanna confess of child molesting..?

Mar 01, 2012 3:18 | 0 replies

@ davitor22. there are lower primary (from grade 1 to Grade 4) schools only, higher primary (grade 5 to 7) schools only and primary schools (mixed from grade 1 to Grade 7) and I said lower primary. there are no 13 years in lower primary schools... you fukcer....

Mar 01, 2012 1:20 | 0 replies

davinator22..lol man

Mar 01, 2012 10:19 | 0 replies

a 13years bathong

Mar 01, 2012 9:59 | 0 replies

@NewKidOnTheBlock
eisan. as if that is not bad enough, if found guilty he will be convicted and his name will be registered in the national sex offender's register and with such record his future fukced. i would rather be a grade R and or lower primary teacher pupils teacher. you see no mini skirts, no sexy thighs, no torture, no stress...
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THE ARTICLE SAYS A PRIMARY PRINCIPAL CAN'T YOU READ YO M.O.R.O.N

Mar 01, 2012 9:38 | 0 replies

Why suspend please just expell the dame guy,he is a danger to the kids,the worring factor is,is this guy that small down there that he prefares a 13 year old girl ,,,eish,,,.

Mar 01, 2012 9:15 | 0 replies

"the principal was suspended with full pay" MARA MARA a ka dept of education.he shuld have been suspended wit no pay gape rakgolo o phaile theto ngwana wa maminana nxt thng he wil be @ home doing nothin n stil gettin paid.hai some South African laws

Mar 01, 2012 8:47 | 0 replies

eisan. as if that is not bad enough, if found guilty he will be convicted and his name will be registered in the national sex offender's register and with such record his future fukced. i would rather be a grade R and or lower primary teacher pupils teacher. you see no mini skirts, no sexy thighs, no torture, no stress...

Mar 01, 2012 8:26 | 0 replies

Ndanceda ndingayi kule Profession... Ngenda gxothwa kudala

Mar 01, 2012 8:19 | 0 replies

no offence mara there shouldnt be male teachers straight............this problem will never end.

Mar 01, 2012 3:22 | 0 replies