Nquthu sex video teacher also facing attempted murder charges

Nquthu sex video teacher also facing attempted murder charges

The bail application of a Nquthu teacher accused of having sex with pupils - has been adjourned until next week in the Nquthu Magistrate's court.

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It came out in court today that the 45-year-old is now accusing the school’s principal of being behind what he says are trumped up allegations against him out of spite. 

It also emerged that the Life Orientation and Creative Arts has two other cases of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm pending against him.

Reading from an affidavit, his defence lawyer told the court the accused is out on R2 000 bail in relation to the other cases - which are registered in Ulundi.

The man - who is from Ulundi - has told the court he is not a flight risk as he doesn't have any travel documents.

He also says he is the breadwinner in his family.

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The court heard the accused intends to plead not guilty to the charges against him. He also asked that he not be incarcerated, as he suffered from breathing issues.

Police say the teacher handed himself over to Durban Central Police last week, where he was charged with rape and sexual assault.

Three weeks ago, one of the videos surfaced, leading to the Education Department visiting the school.

The department says it has confirmed that the girls in the videos are pupils at the school.

Last week the teacher, through a lawyer's letter, denied having had sex with learners - saying it was adult women in the video, including his wife and his girlfriend.

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