National 29.8.2016 02:58 pm

Nquthu sex video teacher in court for rape

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The teacher gained notoriety when a video of him allegedly having sex with a pupil circulated on social media.

A teacher at a rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) high school made a brief appearance in the Nqutu Magistrates’ Court on Monday for allegedly raping two pupils.

The teacher, whose name cannot be released, faces two counts of rape, two counts of sexual grooming and one count of sexual assault.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said the case against the teacher had been postponed to September 7 for a formal bail hearing.

The teacher, who has been suspended, gained notoriety when a video of him allegedly having sex with a pupil, circulated on social media networks earlier this month.

Two weeks ago kZN education department spokesperson ‎Kwazi Mthethwa said that there were six pupils, aged either 14 or
15-years-old, who had come forward claiming they had been sexually assaulted by the teacher.

The legal age of consent in South Africa is 16-years-old, but the Schools Act prohibits any sexual relations between teachers and learners irrespective of their ages.

According to Mthethwa, Dlungwana had set up a task team to investigate the allegations. It was not immediately clear if or when the department would lay further charges with the police in respect of the other five alleged victims.

– African News Agency (ANA)‎

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