Teacher fired for sex abuse, but turns out it was a vendetta

11 October 2018 - 05:43 By Prega Govender
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A “diligent educator” promoted to head of department lost his job after apparently jealous fellow teachers allegedly conspired to get three pupils to lay charges of sexual harassment against him.

But now a bargaining council for teachers has ordered the Mpumalanga education department to reinstate Christopher Nkonyane and pay him R605,000 to compensate him for lost income.