A security guard at a primary school in Cape Town has been fired after he allegedly sexually abused a pupil.
Provincial education department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said officials became aware of the alleged incident on October 22.
A meeting was then scheduled with police and the pupil’s parents.
According to Hammond the police advised the school that the parents needed to lay a charge but the parents had not yet laid a charge.
She said the security guard was employed by the school governing body and has now been dismissed.
Hammond said the metro north district office has investigated and will continue to monitor all developments and a district social worker is providing counselling for the victim.
The matter has been referred to child protection services at SAPS.