Teacher held for raping pupil

By Drum Digital
15 October 2013

A teacher has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old pupil in Dutywa near Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday. The 24-year-old teacher was arrested on Monday at his house in the Ngabane area, said Captain Jackson Manatha. Apparently he called the pupil on Friday evening asking her to returnmoney he gave her. When she arrived, her class teacher then asked her to be his girlfriend and when she ignored him, he dragged her to the nearby veld where he raped her, said Manatha. The girl told her parentsand a case was opened.

The teacher would appear in the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, he said.

-by Sapa

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