The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Thursday visit Bothithong High School in Kuruman in the Western Cape following reports of sexual abuse were 30 learners were allegedly impregnated by teachers.
“Today, DA Deputy Shadow Minister of Basic Education, Nomsa Marchesi MP, and DA Northern Cape Spokesperson on Education, Safiyia Stanfley MPL, will attend a picket outside the Mothibistad Magistrate’s Court before proceeding to the Bothitong High School near Kuruman following reports that 30 pupils had allegedly fallen pregnant as a result of sexual abuse by teachers at their school,” said the DA.
Reports alleged of 30 learners being pregnant at the school while the department of education could not confirm the number but said that they were investigating the allegations.
Two teachers from the school were reportedly arrested on these allegations.
The incident was met with condemnation by the public and civil rights organizations calling for harsher action on the perpetrators.
“Criminal charges must be pursued against them to send an unequivocal message to those involved in similar nefarious acts.
“The hyenas responsible for these monstrous acts have betrayed the trust bestowed upon them as educators and robbed the girls of their childhood with their blesser tendencies,” Sanco national spokesman Jabu Mahlangu said.
The DA says that these actions by teachers deprive learners of an opportunities to create prosperous futures for themselves.
“DA will do all in our power to ensure teachers who sexually abuse pupils are brought to book for their crimes and are barred from ever teaching,” said DA.