Educator At Whites-Only Town Orania Apprehended For Statutory Rape. Police officers have apprehended an educator at the whites-only town Orania at the Northern Cape.
Police officers have apprehended an educator at the whites-only town Orania at the Northern Cape. The educator is reportedly apprehended for statutory sexual assault. Captain Olebogeng Tawana, the police spokesperson, has acknowledge that the educator has been apprehended and was charged for statutory sexual assault.
Carol Boshoff, the chairperson of the board of the Volkskool Orania, states that the principal of the institution first became alert of the allegations against the educator on the 16th of September. That’s when representatives from the police’s Child Protection Unit went to the institution to examine a complaint of child violation. The chairperson of the board of the Volskool Orania states that at the point the educator was out of town for two weeks to finish practical studies in Johannesburg.
The police have only released limited details about the instance, according to Carol Boshoff. He also added that other institutions were also visited. “It appeared that other premises were also visited and that the investigation had no relation to the operation of the school or its activities during school hours or organised after-school activities,” says Carol Boshoff. The executive committee told the educator through WhatsApp that he had to contact the principal when he comes back after they had a meeting. The decided that the educator was not allowed to come to the school property and make any sort of contact with learners.
The educator reportedly had a meeting with the principal on the night of the 21st of September and was apprehended on the 23rd of September. On the 24th of September the educator was due at the Hopetown Magistrate’s Court and was taken out with a R5000 bail. The educator was given a letter. The educator has thus not come back to Orania. Carol Boshoff says, “The letter confirmed that you are legally not guilty of an offence before being convicted, but that the school had to cut all ties.” He also added that the instition and community institutions are giving every possible support to the investigation.
by Alexandra Ramaite