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education blackboard thumb medium80 92TimesLive reports that education officials were set to swoop on the Dlangezwa High School in northern KwaZulu-Natal after it emerged this week that a principal‚ teacher and a security guard at the school had been accused of sexual assault.  

The three separate incidents at the Richards Bay school only emerged this week as provincial education officials investigated another Zululand school where a teacher was caught on video severely assaulting female learners in a classroom.  Now the department wants to launch an investigation to determine if more than three pupils were victims.  The three Dlangezwa employees are among six education department employees who were suspended on Tuesday on allegations of sexual assault.  The department’s Muzi Mahlambi confirmed that the teacher in the corporal punishment video was also suspended‚ meaning that seven employees had been served with suspension letters on Tuesday.  All of them were from the same district.  “We will be visiting the district on Wednesday and we will learn more of what is going on in that area‚” Mahlambi advised.

  • Read this report by Matthew Savides and Jeff Wicks in full at TimesLive
  • See too, Seven KZN teachers in sexual assault cases served with intention to suspend letters, at EWN
  • And also, Richards Bay teacher in viral video handed suspension letter, at News24

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