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daANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has repeated its call for a commission of inquiry to probe the extent of sexual abuse in Gauteng schools and to establish a toll-free line for pupils to report instances of such abuse.  

DA Gauteng MPL Khume Ramulifho said on Saturday that the party strongly condemned the “disgusting behaviour” displayed by a Reiger Park high school principal after videos and photos went viral on social media of him allegedly having sex with pupils in his office.  He went on to say:  “We welcome this sex-pest principal’s immediate resignation from his post.  However, he must not go unpunished for stripping these learners of their innocence and needs to face the full might of the law.”  Accordingly, the principal should be named and shamed, should be registered as a sexual offender and should be banned from ever working with children again.  The DA made the call for a commission of inquiry last year after more than 87 pupils were allegedly sexually abused by patrollers in Soweto schools.  “This problem is clearly far bigger than what we initially thought and requires greater intervention than the premier’s task team,” Ramulifho said.

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