Six learners appear in court over 'racial and satanic' initiation

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

Six learners from the Agricultural High School in Jan Kempdorp, in the Northern Cape Town are to appear in the local Magistrate's Court Friday on sexual abuse charges. The group of white boys allegedly sexually abused a black boy during an apparent initiation ceremony at the school.  One boy filmed the gruesome incident.

Northern Cape Department of Education spokesperson, Sydney Stander says they are appalled by the incident.

"Today these learners are appearing at the magistrate's court in Jan Kempdorp because the mother of the victim has opened a criminal case," he said.

"So we will all be there to support the victim and ensure that justice is served. The due process will unfold, obviously we will place them under an immediate suspension pending their investigation and we will conclude this matter in the shortest period possible."

Speaking on SAfm, Stander says since 2010 the Northern Cape school have been experiencing racial tension.

The provincial Department of Education has described the incident as a satanic act .