Assistant couch to appear in court after allegedly sexually harassing a student

Johannesburg – A former Parktown Boys High School water polo assistant coach, who allegedly sexually harassed more than 20 pupils, is expected to appear in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

According to reports his victims are pupils between the ages of 15 and 16 years.

This assistant coach was also a boarding master assistant.

The 22-year-old now faces 160 charges these charges includes sexual assault and attempted murder.

In May the Parktown Boys High governing body chairperson Nicholas Greyling released a statement saying that they knew about these abuses about a year ago.

These cases came into light after a teacher who was watching a CCTV footage of the boy’s hostel saw the former  assistant coach “allegedly fondling and groping a 15-year-old pupil.

“The police were informed immediately.

The school also informed the Gauteng Department of Education.

“The school banned him from the property, pending a hearing, but he resigned with immediate effect,” Greyling said

The Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, said to the pupil at the assembly, “I rate your school as one of the best performing schools in the province, sport or academic. We need to protect that so that no one can tamper with that history.”

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