South Africa – Wierdabrug police revealed that they will only arrest a 55-year-old teacher accused of sexual assault when adequate evidence is collected.
The teacher is accused of sexually assaulting numerous pupils at Valhalla Primary School since June last year.
Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, spokesman of police, said: “The charge on the docket opened against the accused is of sexual assault. As the police, we will only arrest the accused once we have enough evidence to take him to court. If we just arrest him without evidence the case will be struck off the roll.”
Steve Mabona, Spokesperson of Department of Education, said: “We normally say we are precautionary removing an official from school to the district office. It’s a silent suspension, if we were to call it that.
“The feeling was that we can’t be paying people who are sitting at home doing nothing. We rather have that official at the district office so that they participate in the process of doing some work, and anything that would be helpful to the department.”