South Africa 30.7.2015 05:06 pm

Teacher suspended after sex tape with pupil emerges

A Life Sciences teacher at Sobantu High School in KwaZulu-Natal has been suspended pending an investigation by the department of education after alleged video footage emerged showing him having sexual intercourse with a Grade 11 pupil.

An anonymous source told  Public Eye Maritzburg: “The teacher was suspended after the video of him and the learner having sex emerged recently. When the school was made aware of the video, they investigated and also found a used condom in his classroom where this sexual rendezvous is said to have taken place.”

The teacher in his late 50s is said to have been having an affair with the learner.

KZN department of education spokesperson Sihle Mlotshwa said the department was investigating the matter.

“I cannot divulge any information because we are still investigating, but I can confirm that a teacher has been suspended for misconduct,” added Mlotshwa.

The school’s principal, Sonnyboy Majozi, said he could not comment on the matter, as it is still under investigation.

“I would like to reserve my comment until due processes unfold,” he said.

A teacher from the school, Sibusiso Mhlongo, said the teacher was suspended for three months but would not comment further.

“I am not aware of the sex tape circulating. These are all allegations.”

“The learner, who is continuing to attend her classes at school, has also denied these allegations,” Mhlongo added before hanging up the phone.

A former learner at the school said he was not surprised by these allegations.

“He has been having relationships with learners over the years. Everyone knows it. It’s high time he faced the consequences.”

In a separate incident, a teacher in KwaZulu-Natal was arrested for allegedly raping a Grade 12 pupil at Tshelenkosi Secondary School in Shakaville, Kwadukuza.

Spokesperson for the Ilembe education department, Muzi Mahlabi, said the teacher would be suspended.

The teacher was expected to appear in court for a bail application.

– Caxton News Service

 

 

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