Principal must not go unpunished for stripping learners of their innocence

Principal must not go unpunished for stripping learners of their innocence

                                                                     Angered crowd disgusted in principal
by: Garin Joemath
The tame TIMES was at the march this morning, (29 January), outside Reiger Park Secondary School in Boksburg, where it is alleged that the principal, Mr Gregory Fisch was having sex with pupils in his office that emerged on social media.
Community members displayed high emotions of anger about the alleged sexual conduct activities.
Earlier the week the Gauteng Education Department has confirmed that Fisch handed in his resignation after videos and pictures of him having sex with pupils in his office was exposed.
The principal served his last day as an employee of the department on 15 January.
In the videos, the principal can be seen engaging in several sexual acts with different girls in his office.
Khume Ramulifho, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education said that the DA strongly condemns the disgusting behaviour displayed by the Reiger Park High School Principal after videos and photos went viral on social media of him allegedly having sex with learners in his office.
“It is an absolute disgrace that a principal who is supposed to be a true leader, a guardian and a shield to protect these learners from abuse within and outside the school premises is engaged in this type of behaviour. We welcome this sex-pest principal’s immediate resignation from his post. However, he must not go unpunished for stripping these learners of their innocence and needs to face the full might of the law. This principal must be named and shamed for destroying the future and the dignity of our learners and should be registered as a sexual offender. He must also be banned from ever working with children again”, said Ramulifho.
Ramulifho further stressed that for far too long, the Gauteng Premier, David Makhura and the Gauteng Department of Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi have ignored the DA’s call to establish a Commission of Inquiry to probe the extent of sexual abuse in Gauteng schools and to establish a toll-free line for learners to report sexual abuse in schools.
“Sexual abuse in Gauteng schools goes beyond allegations against the patrollers as it also involves principals and educators.
The scourge of violence against our learners has infiltrated every level of our education system”, added  Ramulifho.
A Commission of Inquiry is the only way to deal with this pandemic.
The DA also condemns those who are circulating the videos and pictures of the principal having sex with these learners as it violates the rights of these children.
Possession of child pornography, as well as distributing it, is a criminal offence and charges should be laid against those who are breaking this law.