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handcuffsNews24 reports that a 54-year-old KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) school principal has been accused of rape by four teachers.  

The Phoenix man, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the rape of a teacher, was due to appear in court on Friday.  Three other teachers have since come forward with similar allegations.  The provincial education department said it was in the process of suspending him.  Apparently the reason for the delay was that the suspect had not yet acknowledged and signed the applicable letter.  Kwazi Mthethwa, KZN education department spokesperson, said:  "We have to follow proper procedures, we can't just suspend, but he will definitely be suspended."  He said the allegations were very serious.  The department is to launch an investigation into the allegations and if the suspect is found guilty, the South Africa Council of Educators (SACE) will be asked to have him removed from its list.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Azarrah Karrim at News24


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