JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has coined all rape allegations across the province as an “unacceptable state of affairs,” saying they should not be tolerated.
This follows after another school in Pretoria has reported another sexual assault of a pupil by a security guard.
Lesufi is set to visit the school on Monday where he will decide on the proceedings of the case.
Lesufi has already visited a Soweto school where he met parents following allegations of 87 pupils allegedly sexually abused by a scholar patroller.
It is reported a 17-year-old girl was raped, allegedly by a security guard at a Pretoria High School.
The 57-year suspect who have worked at the school will be kept behind bars until he appears in court on a date yet to be set.
Lesufi says his office will launch an independent investigation into how the school management handled the matter after they were informed of the incident.
Lesufi also promised that his office will never rest until all those who sexually assault students are brought to justice.
Residents say they trusted the 57-year suspect with their children and that they are very disappointed in him and deserves jail time.