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The Gauteng Department of Education forced to cancel school camps

The Gauteng Department of Education forced to cancel school camps after three boys  (13) supposedly raped grade 8 girl (14) at school camp. The incident took place in De Deur, Vaal on Friday evening, during a school induction camp arranged for Grade 8 pupils only.

The Grade 8 pupils have been suspended from Fons Luminis Secondary School in Diepkloof, Soweto, for allegedly raping a fellow pupil on Friday.

“The victim went to the boys’ room and asked to see a specific boy to smoke hubbly bubbly. The incident then took place. Later, when confronted by teachers, two of the boys confirmed about taking part in the incident [rape].”

Lesufi confirmed that a case was opened by the teachers.

“Teachers then reported the matter to the De Deur police station where a case [of rape] was opened. However, the case was then transferred to Diepkloof police station because at De Deur, police didn’t have a rape kit. The docket has since been returned to the De Deur police station for investigations,” said Lesufi.

The MEC expressed complete disapproval sexual relationships in schools and has warned students that anyone caught handling another student in a wrong way will be suspended

“What transpired on Friday was ugly and bad. I am very embarrassed by the incident. I think you are still young. I thought you were there to learn the culture of the school and understand it.

“I am proud of your teachers and the principal. I have been here earlier to honor you for your hard work and discipline. I was told that some of you wanted to smoke something on that day. I am disappointed. I have instructed some officials to take samples of what you wanted to smoke for examinations to determine what it was,” he said.

A disciplinary hearing against the pupils will be held next Wednesday, March 13.

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