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Teacher fired after drugging, raping pupil

2012-08-10 10:37

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg teacher was fired last week after allegedly raping a female pupil, according to a report on Friday.

The man lured the 12-year-old girl to his car and drugged her before raping her, The Times reported.

This was according to Wits law professor Bonita Meyersfeld, who told the story to pupils of Roedean School on Thursday.

Meyersfeld, who works closely with Lawyers Against Abuse, said six lawyers took six months to help the child because police closed the case, as the rape was only reported months after the event.

After the intervention of Lawyers Against Abuse, the teacher was fired.

The non-governmental organisation offered legal help to rape survivors who could not afford to hire lawyers.

Comments
  • Johan De Beer - 2012-08-10 10:45

    Badly written article. Difficult to follow.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-10 11:06

      Arrest the swine and jail him.

      shelley.pembroke.3 - 2012-08-10 11:10

      Fired? Why wasn't he arrested??

      sean.carbutt - 2012-08-10 11:13

      Screw the arrest BS, just publish his details like name and address, we will sort him out. Zooma and co, bring back the capital crimes death penalty, please.

  • christopher.saint.3386 - 2012-08-10 10:48

    "The school allegedly promoted the child to the next grade and made her a prefect when the rape was discovered". So more than one person knew about this. They must all be jailed and that teacher that raped this girl, must be killed. What shool, which teacher raped and which teachers knew about this?

      freda.coetzee - 2012-08-10 15:47

      Children are supposed to feel safe at school....Hate the Basterd

      christopher.saint.3386 - 2012-08-14 10:41

      ASiyanda...WTF you talking about...This is why rape continues is people like yourself...

  • phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-08-10 10:49

    The delay is shocking. The teacher deserves more punishment than just being fired. The lawyers should institute a civil case against the teacher.

  • mengelbrecht1 - 2012-08-10 10:50

    Fired!!!!!!!! How about some jail time or a rope around the neck or a bullet to the brain?

      christopher.saint.3386 - 2012-08-10 10:58

      Mengel man...its a sport here in South Africa, zuma has tried it so why not teachers. I am sure its fun.. The rapist has probaly been promoted to a principal of a new school.

  • Brandon - 2012-08-10 10:54

    Was it a Roedean student that was raped?

  • Rocco Jonker - 2012-08-10 11:04

    fired for rape. the bastard should be castrated and then hung from the nearest tall tree till he stops kicking.

  • brianmacza - 2012-08-10 11:06

    As far as I know rape is still a criminal offence... where are the police involved in this debacle? The perpertrator should be arrested and tried in a court once evidence has been collated. If he survives Bubba, he can have his day in court.

  • linley.smith1 - 2012-08-10 11:10

    Shocking but true and im at lost for words except to say this man should be punished more than simply being fired from his job a hefty jail sentence will do some justice to the victim and her family

  • Ratfink66 - 2012-08-10 11:17

    The only firing in this story should come from a large caliber weapon aimed at the SOB's head!

  • phoenix.px.5 - 2012-08-10 11:23

    The rape was discovered MONTHS later. How is this possible? Did the child only mention this after a couple of months? Unfortunately all evidence will be gone - resulting in hos word against hers. As we know, children can also make things up; so the whole thing will likely not progress through the courts at all. Children should be consistently taught that if anything like that happens they must not feel ashamed but IMMEDIATELY speak to an adult/parent.

      phoenix.px.5 - 2012-08-10 11:24

      I meant 'his'.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-08-10 11:35

    The teacher should be named and also permanently prevented from ever having anything to do with vulnerable children ever again. What should of course happen is a mandatory death sentence for a rapist - whomever it is - even the president.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-08-10 11:41

    'DISMISAL',yes thumbs up,But what about PROSECUTION?

  • BulletProof. - 2012-08-10 15:26

    WFT is not supose to be jailed this animal?

  • Perfume5 - 2012-08-10 15:30

    Fired, he should bloody be behind bars, he should be bending for soap every second of the day!! Firing him is too lenient a sentence.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-10 15:30

    Fired???? He should be torched!! Sicko...

  • masamune.azeem - 2012-08-10 15:43

    chop off his cock, just like Zuma's deserves to be chopped

  • John - 2012-08-10 20:41

    POLICE are useless. An NGO must work to get justice done. With their useless behaviour this pervert would still be in a position to continue his crimes. They still need to pursue investigations.

  • John - 2012-08-10 20:41

    POLICE are useless. An NGO must work to get justice done. With their useless behaviour this pervert would still be in a position to continue his crimes. They still need to pursue investigations.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-11 01:56

    Serial rapist on de loose,i don believe is only tht case,seems drugging is his modus operandi n if investigators cn extract de truth in him,more shocking details cn be revealed

  • michael.luthando - 2012-08-14 11:11

    some ppl jus dont have an moral code anymore... i wonder if the jerk has any kids of his own, and i wonder what he would do if it would happen to them, not that i wish anything should happen to them but sometimes think of the things that might happen to you before doing it on to others.

  • michael.luthando - 2012-08-14 11:11

    some ppl jus dont have an moral code anymore... i wonder if the jerk has any kids of his own, and i wonder what he would do if it would happen to them, not that i wish anything should happen to them but sometimes think of the things that might happen to you before doing it on to others.

  • bmaestro - 2012-08-16 12:44

    shame poor child

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