By Given Motswiane
The deputy principal of Kgagatlou Secondary school in Seleteng Village, in Limpopo, has resigned after being accused of having sexual relations with a learner.
On Tuesday, the community apparently stripped naked and beat the deputy principal, accusing him of having a sexual relationship with a learner. It's alleged that the deputy principal had indulged in sexual liaisons with an 18-year-old learner for some time. The Limpopo Department of Education said the teacher had resigned.
"The Deputy Principal of Kgagatlou Secondary School in the Capricorn South District who was embroiled, allegedly, in a sexual relationship with a learner has tendered a resignation letter with immediate effect," said the statement.
According to community spokesperson, Carol Mphahlele, the learner had been missing for over 72 hours and was found with the deputy principal.
"He has admitted to me on record that he has three cases before the current one. In fact, he was transferred to Kgagatlou because of the similar case, Kgagatlou still welcomed this man and made him a deputy. A rape case was reported last year, but the school swept it under the carpet, the department of education better do something with this evil man," said Mphahlele
The Principal of the school, Kgwara Moroe, said is saddened by the incident that happened at their school.
"I'm shamed of the act that was done by my colleague. I hope the community will be able to heal, especially the learners who suffered in his hands. Other things I will have to leave them to the department," said Moroe.
The department urged community members not to disturb learning at the school over the matter.
"The Department has also noted a planned protest to the school by interested parties calling for the immediate dismissal of the deputy principal. The concerned groups are urged not to disturb learners during this crucial time of the year when they are busy with their final year exams and more so that the teacher has since resigned."