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education blackboard thumb medium80 92TimesLIVE reports that an upmarket private KwaZulu-Natal school has denied that a married teacher it dismissed for "inappropriate behaviour" had had a sexual relationship with a pupil.  

Curro Mount Richmore, located on the grounds of the Mount Richmore Estate on the North Coast, stated in a circular to parents last week that "there was no evidence whatsoever of a sexual relationship".  This followed a community newspaper report, which alleged that the woman, who taught high school pupils, had engaged in a sexual relationship.  The school’s executive head, Samantha Smit, told parents in the circular that a disciplinary hearing against the teacher - chaired by an independent labour consultant -had been finalised on Wednesday.  The teacher was dismissed "on account of her inappropriate behaviour".  Smit dismissed the community newspaper report as "misleading, irresponsible, sensationalist and factually incorrect".

  • Read Suthentira Govender’s report in this regard in full at TimesLIVE

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