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gautengEWN reports that a public meeting was expected to be held on Sunday for all scholar patrolmen in Gauteng following a string of sexual assault cases at various schools.  

A school guard was arrested over a week ago for allegedly molesting at least 87 girls at a primary school in Soweto.  Since then more cases have come to light.  The Gauteng education department is investigating five schools in the province, with most of the crimes implicating scholar patrolmen.  The departments of community safety and education called the urgent meeting where a re-vetting of scholar patrolmen was due to begin later on Sunday.  There are about 6,000 patrollers registered in the provincial database.

  • Read this report by Thando Kubheka in full at EWN
  • See too, Gauteng education department, police to meet with school guards, at eNCA
  • And also, Lesufi says every scholar patroller will go through investigation, at EWN

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