Spotlight on Rape

Gauteng Education is working on a rape and sexual assault policy for schools

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says Gauteng Department of Education has formulated a draft policy on how rape and sexual assaults should be handled by schools.

Lesufi says they are waiting for the department’s legal team to rectify it and give a go ahead.

Last year, the Afternoon Drive show with Xolani Gwala followed a story of six boys who allegedly sexually assaulted two girls in one of the schools in Vosloorus.

Xolani spoke to the MEC to find out if the department has developed any formal procedures in terms of reporting rape in schools.

It’s a difficult legal process. But I’m quite comfortable that our team will give us legislative framework that will allow us to manage this difficult matter.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

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