A teacher from Plettenberg Bay, South Africa was found guilty of eight charges of sexual misconduct by the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC). Pupils at the school accused him of kissing and fondling them, and he was suspended pending the inquiry.
Witnesses and pupils testified during the inquiry and Diniso admitted that he acted out of love for the children.
After analysing the evidence, the panelist recommended that the teacher be dismissed due to his inability to be entrusted with the emotional and physical safety and welfare of the children.
What can you do?
- Educate yourself on the signs of sexual misconduct and how to report it.
- Reach out to local schools and organizations to offer support and resources to help prevent and address sexual misconduct.
- Advocate for stronger policies and procedures to protect children from sexual misconduct in schools and other educational settings.