Principal and Teacher Suspended for Allegedly Impregnating Students at Eastern Cape School

…By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media. The Eastern Cape Department of Education has taken decisive action by suspending a principal and a teacher from their positions at Bonkolo Senior Secondary School in Dutywa.


The suspensions come in response to allegations that both individuals impregnated students at the school.

Intervention by Khula Community Development

Concerned parents reached out to the Khula Community Development, prompting the organization to hold a meeting with the school authorities.

However, before the meeting could take place, reports surfaced that the educators, including the principal, had been placed on precautionary suspension.

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Petros Majola, the director of Khula Community Development, acknowledged the potential impact of this case on the school’s atmosphere and academic environment.

In an interview with the SABC, he expressed his belief that the tensions arising from such incidents could hinder teaching and learning.

As a result, the organization conducted a debriefing session to encourage the staff to set aside their differences and refocus on their educational responsibilities.


Efforts to Maintain a Cohesive School Environment

Recognizing the potential divisions among teachers following these allegations, the Khula Community Development made efforts to foster unity within the school.

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Majola explained that instances like these often lead to divided opinions among educators, creating two factions within the staff.

By bringing the teachers together, the organization aimed to promote effective school management.

Provincial Education Department Takes Action

Vuyiseka Mboxela, spokesperson for the provincial department of education, confirmed the precautionary suspension of the principal and teacher.

She stated that the educators had received suspension letters and promptly left the school.

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Mboxela emphasized that the suspensions were a result of allegations of sexual misconduct and violation of school ethics.


The Eastern Cape Department of Education has reacted swiftly to allegations of inappropriate relationships between a principal, a teacher, and students at Bonkolo Senior Secondary School.

By placing the individuals on precautionary suspension, the department aims to address the issue and ensure a safe and conducive learning environment for the students.


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