Teacher fired after drugging, raping pupil

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.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What are your thoughts on the possibility of having permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I'll take that over constant schedule changes
13% - 1159 votes
Why are we normalising Eskom’s mess?
72% - 6495 votes
I've already found alternative ways of powering my home/business
15% - 1367 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.03
+2.1%
Rand - Pound
21.06
+1.8%
Rand - Euro
18.72
+1.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.16
+1.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+1.2%
Platinum
1,004.13
-0.8%
Palladium
1,669.69
+1.3%
Gold
1,949.52
+1.1%
Silver
24.00
+1.1%
Brent Crude
85.46
+1.1%
Top 40
73,723
+0.4%
All Share
79,817
+0.4%
Resource 10
75,130
-0.9%
Industrial 25
102,508
+0.2%
Financial 15
16,555
+2.5%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE