A senior teacher allegedly raped a 15-year old pupil inside a classroom with other young pupils at Othandweni Primary School. The alleged sex act was done during a maths class.
Reports said the incident took place just before schools closed for the second term holidays two weeks ago.
If arrested and convicted, he faces possible charges of statutory rape.
The teacher allegedly got intimate with the pupil and instructed other pupils to focus only on their mathematics books or close their eyes and ignore what was taking place in front of them. He then rolled up the girl’s tunic and proceeded to have sexual intercourse with her.
Having been ordered to close their eyes and face the wall, the groaning of their teacher drew the pupils’ attention. They turned around, to their shock, they found their colleague with her uniform up at waist level and clutching on the teacher.
One of the pupils said, “We could not believe what was happening. Immediately when we heard him groaning, we opened our eyes.”
Reacting to the incident, a source from the school said, “It was shocking to the other pupils to see their teacher getting naughty right inside class with one of their colleagues.”
The school principal commented that the girl had resolved to let “this very sensitive matter” be handled by the relevant authorities, including the police.
By law, what happened between the teacher and the underage girl is considered consensual because of her age. Otherwise, it would be statutory rape.