By Shorai Murwira
South Africa- School principal for Luthuthu Primary School in Ugie, Eastern Cape appeared in the Nqanqarha Magistrates court on Tuesday facing attempted murder charges.
This is after a video circulated on social media describing an incident where the principal allegedly coerced a grade 4 learner into retrieving his cellphone from a dirty pit toilet. The incident was brought to the attention of staff and teachers on 8 March.
Luthuthu is however under suspension by the Eastern Cape Education Department pending investigations into the matter.
Allegations are that the suspect, Luthuthu made an 11-year-old child undress and enter a toilet that was full of human faeces.
The child was allegedly tied with a rope on the upper body and lowered in the toilet pit by other learners in an effort to retrieve a cellphone that fell into the pit latrine.