Teacher in whites-only town Orania arrested for alleged statutory rape

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The principal of a school in Orania first became aware of the allegations on September 16, when members from the police’s child protection unit visited the school to investigate. Image: Shelley Christians/ Sunday Times

Police have arrested a teacher from the whites-only town Orania in the Northern Cape for allegedly having sex with a minor.Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana confirmed that the teacher had been arrested and was charged with statutory rape.

Chairperson of the board of the Volkskool Orania, Carel Boshoff, said the principal of the school first became aware of the allegations on September 16 when members from the police’s child protection unit visited the school to investigate a complaint of child molestation.

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