ANC Government Failed To Ensure Safety Of Learners – DA

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JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance (DA) feels the African National Congress (ANC) led government has failed to protect pupils at a school in Soweto following an ongoing case of sexual assault which happened last year.

Pending a case of a 57 year old man who allegedly sexually assaulted 87 pupils at AB Xuma Primary School in Orlando East, it is alleged that the police officer; a forensic investigator who was handling the case during investigations has also sexually abused two pupils when he visited the school to prepare them for court.

The DA has demanded a speedy investigation into the matter so that the law may take its course.

“He must be banned from working with children and should be registered as a sexual offender, our children are not safe,” said DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education Khume Ramulifho.

The DA said it is a disgrace that the learners are molested by people who are supposed to protect them; “They are threatened in society and they are threatened by the authorities meant to protect them,” said the DA.

The DA has further  said it will write to MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi as well as Community Safety MEC, Sizakele Nkosi Malobane to determine what measures will be put in place to prevent incidents such as these from taking place in future.