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Teacher in court over pupil's rape

He is in custody

A teacher accused of raping a 16-year-old pupil in Kagiso, on the West Rand, appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Friday, police said.

He remained in custody and it was not immediately known when he would be back in court, Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said.

The 35-year-old Thutopele Secondary School teacher was arrested on Thursday for crimes committed on July 18 and 19.

Sibiya said the matter was brought to the attention of the police on Wednesday.

It was not clear why it had taken such a long time for the matter to be reported, he said.

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