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saceSowetanLive reports that Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) was due on Monday to formally ask the country's professional body for teachers, the SA Council of Educator (SACE), to strike off the roll a principal implicated in a sex scandal.  

Videos and photographs‚ believed to be of the headmaster of Reiger Park NR 2 Secondary School in Boksburg on Gauteng's East Rand‚ show explicit sexual images.  The ex-headmaster has apparently denied any wrongdoing and claimed that the videos and pictures were "photoshopped".  GDE spokesman Steve Mabona confirmed that officials would be visiting the school on Monday to‚ among other things‚ determine the identities of the girls and women in the videos and pictures.  Counselling would also be provided to all affected pupils at the school.  According to GDE records‚ the principal resigned in October last year and his last day at school was 15 January.  Parents were expected to march to the school on Monday to demand answers and an in-depth investigation by the department.

  • Read this report by Prega Govender in full at SowetanLive
  • See too, Motshekga urges SACE to hold teachers to account for sex abuse, at EWN
  • And also, Social workers visit Reiger Park school rocked by sex scandal, at SowetanLive

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