Three pupils from Swayimane, near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, appeared in New Hanover magistrate’s court on Monday for the alleged rape of a grade 11 schoolgirl.
The three — including two who are writing matric — from Sibongumusa High School in Swayimane, allegedly raped the 18-year-old on the premises on November 7.
A school governing body (SGB) member confirmed the incident but did not give details.
The pupil’s grandfather, who spoke to TimesLIVE on Tuesday, said the incident has left the family “broken”.
He said his granddaughter was taking extra lessons as she was preparing for exams.
“She told us that while she was at school, she was grabbed by three other learners and raped. Her mother was called to the school and they took the child to the hospital and…