Teacher charged with raping pupils

2011-10-19 12:26
Johannesburg - A man has been charged with rape and suspended from teaching at a high school in KwaThema in Springs, the Gauteng education department said on Wednesday.

Two pupils from Nkumbulo High School had laid charges of rape and intimidation against the teacher, spokesperson Charles Phahlane said.

The man, in his 40s, appeared in court on Monday and was released on bail on Tuesday.

"He was placed on precautionary suspension pending an investigation."

The department had launched an investigation to determine whether any other students were abused.

"There have been more allegations coming from other students and we will be investigating further."

Psychologists had been sent to the school to provide support to the pupils affected.

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