A 15-year-old Tembisa pupil suffering from autism was raped allegedly by a 17-year-old boy at her school.
Another school tragedy struck at Gauteng’s education fraternity as a pupil died and another raped.
The 11-year-old pupil from Raikana Primary in Soshanguvhe, Pretoria, died after being run over by a car driven by an educator from another school on Tuesday.
The Gauteng Education Department said the suspect was arrested and later released into his parents’ custody.
Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said: “It is sad indeed what is happening in our space. The psychosocial teams will be at both schools tomorrow to provide the necessary support.”
It’s understood the perpetrator followed the victim in the autism phase classrooms, which are barricaded from the vocational area and allegedly raped her behind the classes. “An assistant teacher saw the perpetrator coming from behind the classroom zipping up his pants and the victim was also seen pulling up her pants,” the department added.