South Africa: Teacher accused of sexual grooming in court for bail
A 34-year-old male teacher from a high school in Sydenham, Durban, is expected to make a formal bail application in the local magistrate’s court.
The teacher faces a charge of sexual grooming of a child and distribution of pornography.
The man is accused of sending inappropriate text messages and nude pictures of himself to a 14-year-old female learner at the school.
The matter was reported to the police and the school after the parents found inappropriate messages on her phone.
The teacher has since been suspended.
The bail hearing was expected to be heard on Monday but was postponed after the investigating officer failed to attend court.