Ekurhuleni - Two Grade 12 pupils accused of raping a Grade 9 pupil inside a toilet at an Ekurhuleni high school have been suspended, the Gauteng Department of Education announced on Monday.
The two are alleged to have raped their fellow schoolmate at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Vosloorus during the long break on July 25.
The victim, 16, was apparently dragged to the toilet, where she was brutally assaulted and sexually violated.
Gauteng police have since confirmed they are investigating a criminal case.
The department in a statement confirmed that Gauteng MEC for Education and Youth Development Panyaza Lesufi would visit the school on Tuesday.