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daEWN reports that the Democratic Alliance’s (DA’s) shadow MEC for education in Gauteng, Khume Ramulifho, has called on the premier to set up a commission of inquiry to investigate sexual assault cases at schools in the province.  

The party has warned that the case of the 57-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting more than 80 girls at a Soweto school might not be isolated.  The security guard appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where he abandoned his bail bid.  Ramulifho reckoned that the current task team comprising of three MECs was not equipped to deal with the scale of abuse.  “The approach which the department is taking is an assumption that perpetrators are only patrollers and in some instances, teachers are involved.  That’s why we’re saying we need a wider scope of dealing with these types of cases.”

  • This short report by Katleho Sekhotho is at EWN
  • See too, Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault not applying for bail, at News24

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