His name is not published to protect the victim from being known.


A 48-year-old school principal in Mkhondo has been arrested for the alleged rape of his teenage learner.

The police in Mpumalanga said the high school principal already made a brief appearance at the Mkhondo Magistrates Court faced with the rape of the 15-year-old.

“He will come back to court on 22 November 2017,”Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe of the cops in the area said on Thursday.

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The cops said the man started raping the child in 2014 when she was only 15 and only got arrested last week when the man’s 4-year-old dark secret came to light.

He was arrested this week after a charge was opened with the Mkhondo police and appeared in court briefly on Wednesday morning.

“It is further reported that the learner eventually became pregnant in the process and gave birth to a baby,” Bhembe said.

He is due back in court next week Wednesday (22 Nov) to apply for bail.

(edited by MLM)

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