‘No evidence of simulated rape game found’

The Education Dept says district officials and social workers have visited schools to speak to principals.

FILE: Last week reports surfaced that the game, involving girls being chased by boys, who would then simulate rape once they’ve caught the female learner, were being played at some Mitchells Plain schools. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education Department says there is no evidence that primary school children in Cape Town are playing a game simulating rape.

The department says district officials and social workers have visited schools to speak to principals, teachers and pupils.

Last week reports surfaced that the game, involving girls being chased by boys, who would then simulate rape once they've caught the female learner, was being played at some Mitchells Plain schools.

"The purpose of our investigation was just to establish first of all whether the game was being played and if so, to what extent it was being played. From this we have been given a report that neither of the teachers, the principals or the learners have reported that these games are taking place in Mitchells Plain schools."