Mount Fletcher school principal under investigation following sexual misconduct allegations

The Eastern Cape Department of Education is investigating sexual misconduct allegations by a school principal in one of the Mount Fletcher schools. According to a statement released by the office, the department learned about the incident through social media where learners and concerned citizens reported it.

One of the affected learners posted” I am grade 12 learner at Khanya Senior Secondary School in Mount Fletcher. I am one of the students who was sexually harassed by the Principal of my school. Sizi female students siziva singaphephanga . Male teachers apha esikolwenibasihlukumeza ngokwesondo , we tried to report the matters to the HOD’s but akhonto abayenzayo ngalonto. Abahlali neSGB asithemise ukusibetha bethi singcolise igama lesikolo. Sicela uncedo kwabasemagunyeni. Ubungqina bukhona ndinayo video ka tishara endihlukumeza but I can’t share it”

In dealing with the issue, the department has since dispatched a team consisting of labor relations officers and governance to investigate the matter and is expected to submit a preliminary report. According to the MEC of Education, Fundile Gade the educator’s act states that should an educator be found of misconduct with a learner, dire repercussions will be considered applying the rule of law guided by the labor relations act.

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