Johannesburg - The unavailability of the arranged intermediary to assist traumatised witnesses for the so-called 'Parktown Boys High School sex-pest case' has postponed the trial to Thursday.
This comes as the State this week revealed that Collan Rex, the former assistant water polo coach at the prestigious Joburg school, had allegedly shown a schoolboy pornographic material, which the learner said had psychologically affected him.
On Wednesday, prosecutor Arveena Persad told the court that the arranged assistant, who, under law, needs to be a qualified and experienced social worker, was unavailable because of a clash of appointments with the Joburg High Court.
The State advocate Persad was speaking at the Palmridge Magistrate's Court in Ekurhuleni, where Rex is facing 183 charges ranging from attempted murder, rape, sexual grooming and exposing minors to pornography.
Rex, who was also a hostel master at Parktown, has already pleaded guilty to 144 counts of sexual assault, which he admitted to have committed on 12 schoolboys aged between 13 and 16 from 2015 to 2016.