North West teacher in court for rape

2013-11-19 19:36

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Johannesburg - A teacher accused of raping a 13-year-old pupil appeared in the Lehurutshe Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, North West police said on Tuesday.

The teacher, from Dinokana village near Zeerust, would be back in court on Wednesday for a formal bail application, police spokespersn Pelonomi Makau said.

On 6 November, he allegedly asked the girl to stay behind after school ended, took her to the school's toilets and raped her.

Makau said the rape was confirmed when the girl was taken to a hospital.

The following day the school's principal reportedly took the teacher to a police station.

He remains in police custody.

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