Pupil outwits teacher who tried to ‘sexually groom’ her

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Pupil outwits teacher who tried to ‘sexually groom’ her

The man said he was the victim of a conspiracy, but the teen recorded their conversations and kept his messages

Tania Broughton

A geography teacher at a KwaDukuza secondary school has been fired for “grooming” one of his Grade 10 pupils, in the hope of having a sexual relationship with her.

“Where an educator grooms a learner for sexual conduct in a number of ways over a period of time, despite all of her resistance, that educator is a predator and cannot be employed as an educator,” Education Labour Relations Council panellist Vashnee Naidoo said in her recent ruling.

The pupil, who Naidoo described as a credible witness, painted a very clear picture of how the teacher's advances escalated to eventually professing love for her...

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