Lesufi to shut down Tebogo Kgobokoe's dance school amid abuse claims

Lesufi to shut down Tebogo Kgobokoe's dance school amid abuse claims

- Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, will be shutting down dancer Tebogo Kgobokoe's school

- This comes after damning sexual abuse claims emerged at the school

- Some of the children spoke out about the alleged abuse they suffered at the hands of fellow male students

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Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng MEC for Education, has announced that the department will be closing down local dancer, Tebogo Kgobokoe's dance school, Tebogo Kgobokoe Arts Academy.

During an exposé by Carte Blanche, children at the school talked about alleged sexual assault and coercion into sexual intercourse that they suffered at the hands of male students.

IOL News reported that the blame was placed squarely on Tebogo's sister and brother-in-law, who was accused of also inappropriately touching some of the students.

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Briefly.co.za learnt that Lesufi made the announcement while speaking on Radio 702, saying officials were already shutting the Centurion-based school down.

"There will be no such school. I respect Tebogo for starting such a school but allegations are damning. We are on the side of the victims until proven otherwise."

Some of the allegations include Tebogo's sister encouraging a girl to give her virginity to a boy at the school.

The advice given to the teen was allegedly: "Remember to be soft, remember to be valuable, remember to let yourself go and do whatever he says you must do."

The woman (Tebogo's sister) is also accused of giving pills to terminate a pregnancy to a girl who feared she was pregnant.

None of these allegations have been proven yet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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