According to reports, The Gauteng Department of Education in South Africa confirmed that the principal of Reiger Park high school in Boksburg has handed in his resignation. This came after videos and pictures of him having relations with pupils in his office emerged on social media. The students involved were all between the ages of 16 and 18.
The Gauteng Department of Education released a statement saying: “Our inquiry revealed that the said principal resigned in October 2017; and as such his last day was 15 January 2018. It must be noted that he is no longer in the employment of the department; however, we will report him to the South African Council of Educators (SACE) to be struck off the roll with immediate effect”. They have also offered counselling to all students involved, helping parents to communicate with the police as necessary for a thorough investigation.
The department made clear that they would not tolerate any accusations or acts of sexual misconduct at schools and aims to educate students as to their rights, encouraging them to speak up if they find themselves in a similar situation. They promised to act immediately to protect any person at schools if any accusation was made. Parents have also been asked to keep an eye out for any changes in behaviour in their child or any suspicious signs. They are urging parents to make it clear to their children that they and their friends are each others keepers.