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gautengSowetan reports that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has removed the principal and management team of a Soweto primary school where 83 grade R learners were allegedly molested by a guard.  

“This is necessitated by the seriousness of the allegations of sexual assault of about 54 learners‚ by a scholar patroller at the school‚ who was subsequently arrested on Monday‚ 09 October 2017‚” Lesufi said in the statement on Thursday.  Initially‚ the number of learners allegedly molested was given as 54, but the department said on Thursday that the number had risen to 83.  The school has not been named to avoid identifying the children.  The man appeared at the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and was remanded in police custody until next Wednesday.  The department will engage with the school governing body soon to establish reasons why it should not be dissolved.

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