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education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that the Free State Department of Education has suspended a teacher from Hoërskool Henti Cilliers in Virginia, amid allegations that he raped a matric pupil.

Provincial education spokesperson Howard Ndaba indicated: "There is indeed a case like this that has been brought forward where a 27-year-old was arrested and charged on the allegation of rape of a 17-year-old matric boy." He said the complainant was allegedly raped on 15 March, and the department only found out about it when the teacher appeared in court. The department is providing psychosocial support for the pupil. Provincial police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng said that the teacher, who is also a rugby coach, was arrested on 10 April, and appeared on 12 April in Virginia Magistrate's Court. He was granted bail of R3,000.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Aphelele Mbokotho at News24

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