IN THE MEDIA: Grey College reports abuse claims
News24, our media partner, has reported on the allegations made in episode 2 of My Only Story regarding Grey College in Bloemfontein.
"Grey College, one of the country's most prestigious all-boys' schools, has denied knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct against a former teacher, but has notified the provincial education department about the matter," News24 wrote.
"This follows revelations by Deon Wiggett in his podcast My Only Story, co-published by News24, that his rapist – whom he identifies only as Jimmy – was a teacher at the famous Bloemfontein school in 1989 and 1990. Wiggett has identified former pupils who were also molested by the former teacher."
Grey headmaster Deon Scheepers told News24 the school community was shocked by the allegations: "We hope the incident will be thoroughly investigated by the authorities and that, should there be merit in the allegations, the guilty party will be punished. No one at Grey College approves of this and the school will cooperate fully."
He added: "The allegations have also been brought to the attention of the education department. The specific allegation had not been brought to the current headmaster's attention."