A 47-year-old teacher from Pumula South suburb allegedly raped a 12-year-old pupil that he was providing English extra lessons.
Shadreck Kantsholo is alleged to have gone to the minor’s place under the guise of providing extra lessons and reportedly fondled her.
“He taught her the English subject and during the lesson he went behind minor’s back, stretched his arms and fondled her breasts, and pressed them against the table,” said State prosecutor Kenneth Shava at the Western Commonage magistrates courts when Kantsholo appeared in court.
The court heard that after fondling the pupil he undressed and also ordered the minor to take off her clothes. He allegedly went on to remove his clothes and also ordered the minor to remove her clothes. The minor complied. He allegedly raped her but stopped midway after noticing that the door was open. The minor then bolted through the front door and alerted neighbours, leading to the arrest of Kantsholo, the court heard.
Kantsholo pleaded not guilty before magistrate Gladmore Mushove and was remanded in custody to 10 October for trial.
“I did not do that Your Worship,” said Kantsholo.