The Department of education in Limpopo has welcomed the resignation of the 50-year-old teacher accused of raping an 18-year-old from Mbilwi Secondary school.
The 50-year-old was arrested after a case was opened against him, accusing him of raping the learner back in 2018.
He allegedly raped her at a lodge in Louis Trichardt and at his home at Ha-Makhuvha village outside Thohoyandou.
“The resignation was accepted and processed accordingly, he has since been removed from our system,” said Limpopo education department spokesperson, Tidimalo Chuene.
The accused is still in custody for the alleged offence and it is being reported that he raped the learner repeatedly.
“As indicated earlier, we deem accusations against him serious and worrying. As parents we leave our children in the care of educators to build and nurture them into responsible adults,” said Chuene.
The accused is expected to apply for bail in the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
“The idea of one taking advantage of children in this alleged manner is disturbing, we hope justice prevails in this case,” said Chuene.