A teacher from Daveyton near Johannesburg has been suspended by Gauteng Education after allegations that he was giving marks for sex to his pupils.
Department spokesperson, Charles Phahlane, says they are investigating the allegations.
"The educator has been placed on precautionary suspension pending an internal disciplinary enquiry. If these allegations are true, it is outrageous that an educator would pass learners in exchange for sexual favours," Phahlane said.
The allegations emerged during a sexual abuse lecture, where a girl told the school principal that she had been raped. More girls came out with the same allegations that the teacher would tell them to stay behind after school so that he could help them with homework, but would rape them instead.
Phahlane said the department was investigating if there were other learners involved and was providing counselling support to the learner who came forward.
He appealed to learners to come forward with any information that will assist with the investigation. - BuaNews