Johannesburg - More witnesses took the stand on Thursday and testified against the former polo coach Collan Rex who is accused of hundreds of crimes of abuse of schoolboys while he was in the employ of Parktown Boys High School.
The 22-year-old former coach is facing numerous charges ranging from rape, sexual assault, exposure of pornography to a child, sexual grooming and attempted murder.
On Thursday, the state prosecutor, Arveena Persad, put a 16-year-old boy on the stand in the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court. The witness said Rex would touch them while training them.
"In 2016 throughout the season he would get into the pool with us, touch our genitals and pulling our costumes and slap us with towels," the boy said.
He told the court that he thought it was was a norm at boys schools but he started being suspicious of Rex's actions when he would get physical with them.