High school teacher arrested for sexual misconduct
KWAMBONAMBI police are investigating a number of sexual misconduct and rape cases following the arrest of a high school teacher. According to reports, the male teacher and head of department at Ntongande High School was recently arrested after a student teacher came forward alleging he had sexually assaulted and raped her in the first term. King Cetshwayo District Director for the Department of Education, David Chonco, confirmed allegations that a teacher had been sleeping with learners and warranted a thorough investigation. ‘The initial incident related to a student teacher, however a number of other learners have since come forward. ‘The allegations are that the teacher has been sleeping with learners and this has been going on for quite some time. ‘The circuit manager has been involved in the investigation to determine how many students have been affected. ‘The matter has also been handed over to the Labour Department who will further investigate. ‘We encourage all learners who have been affected to come forward with information.’ While the teacher has been arrested and taken into custody, Chonco said the department would move fast to implement a precautionary suspension.