Trial date set for principal accused of lowering pupil into pit latrine

Luthuthu Senior Secondary School principal Lubeko Lennox Mgandela.

Luthuthu Senior Secondary Faculty principal Lubeko Lennox Mgandela.

The trial of an Japanese Cape principal arrested for allegedly reducing a toddler right into a pit latrine to retrieve his cellphone will begin on 21 June. 

The Nationwide Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirmed the trial date on Thursday. 

Lubeko Mgandela, 49, who was the principal of Luthuthu Junior Secondary Faculty in Tsolo, faces a cost of kid abuse. 

He made a short look within the Tsolo Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Thursday. 

Mgandela allegedly used a rope to decrease an 11-year-old pupil right into a pit latrine on 1 March to recuperate his cellphone. 

He had unintentionally dropped it into the employees latrine whereas relieving himself. 

READ | Japanese Cape principal charged after ‘forcing pupil into pit bathroom to seek for cellphone’

Japanese Cape police arrested him in Ugie on 15 March for tried homicide.Nonetheless, the cost was later modified to little one abuse, stated NPA spokesperson Luxolo Tyali.

Information of the incident led to an uproar throughout the nation, with Tsolo residents calling for Mgandela to be arrested and fired from his publish.

The Japanese Cape schooling division has since positioned him on precautionary suspension and launched an investigation.

The SA Council for Educators additionally launched a probe after receiving calls to revoke Mgandela’s instructing certificates. 

The kid was reportedly lined in faeces and the incident had made him ashamed to attend lessons as a result of he reportedly grew to become the laughing inventory of the college.

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