GDE investigating sexual assault allegations at Centurion primary school

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JOHANNESBURG, February 6 – The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Wednesday that it is aware of sexual assault allegations levelled against a teacher at Valhalla Primary School in Centurion.

“The Educator is accused of harassing approximately 23 learners at the school, he has been precautionarily removed from the school to report to the District office,” the department said.

The GDE said police were investigating a case of sexual assault, while a team of district officials, as well as the psycho-social unit, were dispatched to the school on Wednesday morning.

“The department has a zero-tolerance approach stance to allegations of sexual misconduct, and where the allegations are proven true, the department will not hesitate to take decisive action against the perpetrators.”

The GDE said they would continue to monitor the situation.

– African News Agency (ANA)