Oudtshoorn teacher accused of sexual assault

An Oudtshoorn teacher was granted bail after being arrested for sexually assaulting minors.

An Oudtshoorn teacher was granted bail after being arrested for sexually assaulting minors. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - A sexual assault case, which has rocked the Oudtshoorn community, has been postponed to next month.

A 56-year-old teacher was arrested last week for allegedly inappropriately touching four nine-year-old old pupils in his class.

He was granted R2,000 in the Oudtshoorn Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The police's Malcolm Poje said the incidents happened during the first two weeks of February.

"We have opened four cases of sexual assault, involving four minors who alleged that they had been touched."

Meanwhile, former Springbok flank and Stellenbosch businessman FC Smit said he wanted to make a difference in the lives of child-rape survivors.

Smit donated money to the police's Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Stellenbosch to buy anatomical dolls.

The specially designed dolls make it easier for young children to demonstrate how they were sexually abused.

Smit said he hoped to encourage other South Africans to make a difference.

"We see the future of South Africa in our youth. All our staff support our communities and make it a better place for us to live. A better place means to root out all the bad in our communities," said Smit.