- A school principal, who was implicated in sexual relationships with his young students, has resigned
- The department of education confirmed the school head stepped down following the release of multiple videos and photos showing him in various sexual acts with different girls
- A mother of one of the students spoke out, accusing the man of taking her daughter’s purity
The principal of Reiger Park NR 2 High School in Boksburg has officially resigned following the release of videos and photos online, which showed him having intercourse with a few of his underage pupils.
The Gauteng Education Department MEC Panyaza Lesufi expressed his disgust and disappointment in the headmaster on Monday, after confirming the man stepped down as principal.
According to Eyewitness News, January 15 was the last day in office for the perpetrator.
The extremely explicit footage showed the principal having intercourse and other sexual acts with the different female pupils, all aged between 15 and 17 years old.
Another photo reportedly showed an older woman in lingerie, who was allegedly part of the school governing body. The woman was also believed to be in a sexual relationship with the principal.
It was gathered that the Gauteng Education spokesman Steve Mabona said officials would be visiting the school on Monday to give the students involved counselling.
“Those that must go for counselling will then have to do that and make sure that the necessary counselling that is provided to all those that are involved.”, Mabona said.
The principal involved will face repercussions, since the department said its severely condemned any acts of sexual misconduct in schools.
He would be removed from the roll of the South African Council of Educators, as well as face the South African law.
Mabona added the department would provide support for the pupils and their parents.
A mother, who wanted to remain unnamed to protect her daughter, accused the now former principal of taking her daughter’s virginity.
She said her family and the community were shocked when the videos emerged.
The mother added she struggled to cope with the trauma her child experienced, as she lost her virginity to “an old man”, who was more or less the same age as her father.
She added she has trouble sleeping since she saw the video, before expressing her disgust that the deputy principal failed to speak up about what was happening.
According to the mother, her child has shown anti-social behaviours since the incident, spending most of the festive seasons inside their home.
She added her daughter reportedly went into the relationship after the principal promised her a pass, which baffled the mother since her daughter has never failed before.
“Since when does a principal have a say on whether a child passes or not? I'm very upset and I want this man to rot in jail," said the mother.
The mother said the principal’s decision to film his “sick fantasies” left her daughter humiliated, since everyone saw her face when the videos were released.
“I want my child out of the school. The department must find a good school for my child as she has now stopped going to school after the video with her face was shown to everyone.", the mother concluded.
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