High school teacher arraigned over alleged rape of students

A teacher from Ntsizwa High School (26) based in EmaXesibeni (formerly Mount Ayliff) appeared in EmaXesibeni Magistrates Court today, October 27, facing two charges of rape.

The incidents of rape allegedly took place on the premises of the school where the two alleged victims are educated.

“It is alleged that between May and June of this year, the defendant had sexual relations with two 12th graders aged 18 and 19 without their consent inside the school vault at different occasions.”

“He allegedly lured the victims into the vault, locked it from the inside, overpowered them, raped them and forbade them from telling anyone,” the regional prosecutor’s office spokesman said. national, Luxolo Tyali.

The two learners told their classmates after the alleged offences, but the accused was not arrested until October 25 after the victims reported the sexual assault to their parents. Both learners were found to be pregnant.

The case was adjourned to November 4 for a formal bail application.

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