The North West Department of Education is angered by allegations of sexual allegation levelled against a departmental employee on learners at Ikalafeng Special School, Potchefstroom on Thursday, 10 March 2022.
It is reported that, on Wednesday, 09 March 2022, a male employee at Ikalafeng Special School ordered the learner to collect clothes at his house.
It is alleged that the male employee violated the girl upon entering his house.
On the next day at school the learner confided to the class teacher, who reported to the matter to the nurse and the principal. The learner was rushed to a nearby Thuthuzela Care Center wherein a case was opened with the police.
MEC for Education in the North West Mmaphefo Matsemela strongly warned departmental employees against learner violation.
“I hereby strongly condemn this horrible incident. I want the law to take its full course against anyone behind this unacceptable act. I am calling to all our officials to desist from any form of abuse to the learners”, said MEC Matsemela.
The department will visit the learner’s home provide the learner with the psycho – social support to the learner and family.
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