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education blackboard thumb medium80 92IOL News reports that Gauteng MEC for Education, Matome Chiloane has expressed “deep concern” after a teacher at Thoko Thaba Secondary School in Thokoza, Ekurhuleni, was allegedly found in possession of drugs on the school premises.

According Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona, the teacher was found with the contraband on Valentine’s Day. “According to our reports, the educator was allegedly found last week with a bag and box of drugs inside the school premises. Police were called in and he was arrested. He appeared in court on Thursday, February 15,” Mabona reported. He added: “MEC Chiloane is also concerned that this matter was not reported to the department by the school management team in a timely manner, which has led to a planned protest by the community which took place today, on Wednesday, February 21.” After receiving the reports, the provincial Department of Education launched an investigation and the teacher was removed from the school as a precaution. Meanwhile, MEC Chiloane appealed to the community to give the department and the police the opportunity to probe the incident.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Jonisayi Maromo at IOL News

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