Cape Town - A madressa teacher will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday after being arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
The 44-year-old man, who works at the Halawat Ul Qur’an Haafith Academy in Ottery, was arrested by the Mitchells Plain Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit on Thursday at the school. He was taken to Grassy Park Police Station where he was charged for the alleged incident, which occurred during Ramadaan, in May.
The suspect spent the weekend in the jail after his lawyer failed to get him released on Thursday night.
According to the victim’s mother, who cannot be identified, the teen spilled the beans after a friend encouraged her.
“It happened during the fast, she was attending the haafith classes and I dropped her at the school one night,” the mother said.