The Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, has expressed his
fury at the alleged sexual assault of a Grade 1 learner at Khensani Primary School in Soshanguve.

Initial reports indicate that the incident allegedly occurred on Monday 2 August during school hours when the young girl requested to use the bathroom. The girl learner informed her mother on Tuesday 3 August 2021 in the evening, that she was allegedly raped by a General Assistant at the school.

“We are disturbed and angered by the allegations of a sexual assault of a Grade 1 at Khensani Primary in Soshanguve. We always strive to make our schools safe havens for our learners and are angry that a young girl has, allegedly, been raped at one of our schools. We call on everyone with any information that can help in this matter to contact law enforcement agencies,” MEC Lesufi said.

Our Psycho-social Unit has already visited the school and offered support to the family of the learner.

We can further confirm that the learner received medical attention and is not back at school yet. A case has been opened with the police (SAPS CASE: 57/08/2021).

“We condemn any actions which places our learners in danger and will continue to call on the police to act swiftly on such matters so that we can continue to ensure that our schools are safe for all learners,” MEC Lesufi said.

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