I don’t think the (Vorentoe) teacher was trained in child psychology.” However, department spokesperson Steve Mabona dismissed Mnguni’s claims.
Spokesperson for the provincial Department of Education Steve Mabona said it welcomed the arrest, but would continue with the independent sexual assault investigation into the teacher’s alleged conduct.
READ: Teacher arrested for allegedly sexually abusing pupils at Valhalla Primary School On Friday, Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona pleaded with parents to allow law enforcement to do their work.
News24's calls to Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona were not answered.
Spokesperson Steve Mabona confirmed the cases were reported on Tuesday, after parents became aware of the allegations.
Provincial Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said pupils reported the teacher following a safety awareness lesson at the school by officers from the Tshwane Metro Police Department on January 23.
The department’s Steve Mabona has cautioned parents from the primary school against interfering with the work of law enforcement agencies.
He was also asked to report to the department's district office, spokesperson Steve Mabona said on Wednesday morning, following a visit to the school by a team of district officials.
Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said head of department Edward Mosuwe is expected to announce later on Wednesday that pupils can officially return to class after the weekend.
Gauteng education department spokerson Steve Mabona confirmed the cases were reported on Tuesday, after parents became aware of the allegations.