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PSiRATimesLive reports that the Department of Education could find itself in hot water if it is found that a security guard accused of sexually assaulting 54 primary school learners in Soweto does not have the qualifications needed for the job.  

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) advised:  "We have launched a preliminary investigation on this matter and should we establish that the alleged scholar patrol officer in question is not registered with PSiRA‚ we will take the necessary steps as empowered by the Private Security Regulations Act 56 of 2001."  Manabela Chauke went on to say:  "Our act is very clear that no one should be allowed to execute private security services without being properly trained and registered for that matter. As the industry regulatory body we intend holding any department alleged in this matter accountable for deploying an untrained and unregistered guard to look after the safety of the public‚ especially minors in this instance."

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full at TimesLive


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