Johannesburg - Gauteng Education member of the executive committee (MEC) Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday addressed learners of Fons Luminis Secondary School in Diepkloof, Soweto, after allegations that a Grade 8 girl was raped by three fellow learners while attending a school induction/orientation camp in De Deur at the weekend.
"This unfortunate incident was reported at the local police station and the investigation continues. The alleged perpetrators have been suspended from school," the department said in a statement.
"Our Psycho Social Team is currently at the school counselling all Grade 8 learners, and they visited the victim at home this morning to provide counselling."
Earlier on Tuesday morning, Lesufi took to social media website Twitter to express disgust at the incident and offer support for the girl.
"We are disgusted. Our thoughts are with the girl. We will provide all the support and care. As for the boys," he tweeted.