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Johannesburg - A teacher has been arrested in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old pupil in Dutywa near Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old teacher was arrested on Monday at his house in the Ngabane area, said Captain Jackson Manatha.
He apparently called the pupil on Friday evening, asking her to return money he had given her.
When she arrived, the suspect asked her to be his girlfriend and when she ignored him, he dragged her to the nearby veld, where he raped her, said Manatha.
The girl told her parents and a case was opened.
The teacher would appear in the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Manatha said. - Sapa