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 02 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.
The Gauteng MEC says they are disturbed and angered by the allegations of a sexual assault of a Grade 1 at Khensani Primary in Soshanguve. They always strive to make their schools safe havens for their learners and are angry that a young girl has, allegedly, been raped at one of their schools. They call on everyone with any information that can help in this matter to contact law enforcement agencies. They condemn any actions which places their learners in danger and will continue to call on the police to act swiftly on such matters so that they can continue to ensure that their schools are safe for all learners.
Furthermore, it is confirmed that the learner received medical attention and is not back at school yet and also that Psycho-social unit has already visited the school and offered support to the family of the learner. A case has been opened with the police (SAPS CASE: 57/08/2021).