Durban - A charge of statutory rape has been opened against the Tongaat teacher accused of raping a pupil.
The teacher who cannot be named until he pleads was charged on September 16.
According to KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala a 16-year-old female was raped allegedly by a known suspect in the premises on Tongaat main road.
"A case of rape was opened at Tongaat police station and transferred to Phoenix Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation," said Gwala.
According to a source, the parents of the pupil had opened up the case.