High school teacher caught with drugs

By Doreen Mokgolo

An angry group of parents protested outside Thoko Thaba Secondary School in Thokoza, demanding the dismissal of a teacher who was suspended when found in possession of drugs on 14 February. 

They accused the teacher of selling the drugs to learners on the school premises after he was found in possession of drugs.

Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said police were called and the teacher was arrested. 

“He appeared before the Thokoza Magistrate’s Court on 15 February,” he said.

Parents decided to take action when they learned the teacher was no longer suspended but was back doing his normal duties as if nothing had happened.

Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane said he is concerned that the matter was not reported to the department by the school management team as quickly as possible.

“This led to a planned protest by the community on Wednesday morning. The department has launched an investigation and the educator has been removed from the school as a precaution,” he said.

Chiloane said he was disappointed about the incident and strongly condemned such conduct.

“We will be acting against it accordingly. We are pleading with the community to allow this matter to be handled by the department and law enforcement authorities to find an appropriate solution,” he said.

Pictured above: Parents outside Thoko Thaba Secondary School.

Image source: Supplied 

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