Claims of sexual grooming: 'They were being made to sleep with boys at school'

The Tebogo Kgobokoe Arts Academy is being accused of allowing sexual grooming and assault to take place at the school.

Bongani Bingwa chats to a parent at the school called Susan (not her real name) to share what she claims has happened to her child and a former teacher at the school Jennifer Notoane.

I found out that my child is sexually active when I went through her phone where she told one of her friends that she was n longer a virgin.

Susan, Parent

Susan then confronted her daughter, who then shared what she had experienced at the school.

She says they were being made to sleep with boys at the school by Uncle Lulu and Penny. She says when they went camping and the teachers had gone to bed, Uncle Lulu and Penny took them to a dance hall, made them lie down and made the boys touch them on different types of their bodies.

Susan, Parent

The sexual activity happened at the beginning of 2018, Susan explains.

She was taken to Uncle Lulu's house without parental consent. They played a game where they wrote a boy's name down and performed sexual acts with these boys while Uncle Lulu was present in the house.

Susan, Parent

They were told that they are just being groomed to become adults and the sexual act is the right thing to do, she adds.

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They were told they shouldn't tell their parents as to what is happening at the school. This has affected my daughter very badly.

Susan, Parent

Susan says she approached the school principal Kgobokoe who told them that these were just allegations and the parents should go to the police with the information.

I can't grasp the fact that my child might have been pregnant and they gave her some pill to stop it, this pill was given to another girl as well.

Susan, Parent

Notoane says many things that happened at the school made her uncomfortable.

What made me uncomfortable about Uncle Lulu was him chasing me without my permission and him approaching me in that manner. When I told him that this is inappropriate, he responded in an uncomfortable way. When I saw him groping one of the students and how he was so comfortable in doing that.

Jennifer Notoane, Former teacher - Tebogo Kgobokoe Arts Academy

She says she questioned the normality of the whole situation.

Tebogo Kgobokoe was approached to answer to these allegations and she said she was taking legal advice and was unable to comment.

Listen below to the full interview:


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