File: A 12-year-old pupil was raped after being sent home to fetch a facemask.
JOHANNESBURG - The Basic Education Department is still waiting for information around the reasons a Grade 7 KZN pupil was sent home for forgetting her mask.
The 12-year-old was raped after being turned away from school.
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She had forgotten her mask and was told to go home and fetch it.
Department of Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said the child is receiving support after the assault.
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