Pupil allegedly raped at school

2016-09-21 06:00

THE community of KwaDukuza is up in arms following a case of alleged gang rape at a local secondary school.
It is believed that a female pupil was accosted and raped by four male pupils during school hours on Monday. However, the perpetrators allegedly cut a hole in the fence that surrounded the school grounds, through which they took the girl into the bushes where they allegedly raped her.
According to information received from community members it is believed that a group, consisting of boys and girls, were drinking alcohol on the school grounds in the morning when the incident occurred, however, this is unconfirmed. KZN SAPS spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed the incident was reported on Monday.
“The matter is still under investigation and no arrests have been made,” she said.

Concerned parents took to the streets outside the school on Tuesday morning demanding answers and for the alleged perpetrators to be brought to book. Lower Tugela circuit manager MAM Ngubande was at the school on Tuesday on behalf of the department of education.
The incident also caused a frenzy on social media where the community expressed their ire and views.
Many people called out the security to the school, while some offered assistance to monitor the schools peri-meter during mornings and breaks if the school management could not cope.
It is believed that a pupil was severely beaten at the school on Tuesday morning, however it is not clear if the incidents are related. Attempts to get comment from the Department of Education were unsuccessful at the time of going to press. Visit the Stanger Weekly Facebook page for updates.

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