Witness Reporter
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22 Feb 2022
05:58

Maritzburg College prefect pleads guilty in urine scandal

Witness Reporter

One of the boys who were implicated in the Maritzburg College urine scandal pleaded guilty of misconduct on Monday.

One of the boys who were implicated in the Maritzburg College urine scandal pleaded guilty of misconduct on Monday. He implicated other boys in his plea.

The panel of three which sat on the matter had to recuse itself and a new panel will be appointed.

The boys were suspended in January after they allegedly made Grade 8 pupils crawl through a long jump pit they urinated in during an orientation camp.

Prefects suspended 

At the time, College wrote to parents saying the prefects were suspended on a charge of misconduct.

“The school views this conduct in a serious light and is taking steps to address the conduct. These leaders, who all know that with the honour of being a leader comes accountability and responsibility, have been suspended pending a disciplinary hearing,” the school reportedly said in the letter.

After crawling through the area which had been urinated in, some of the pupils experienced a rash following the orientation camp.

A representative of one of the boys, Advocate Christiaan Snyman SC, said yesterday’s disciplinary session came to a quick end.

“The boy who was on the stand today pleaded guilty to the charge against him and he also implicated the other boys. The panel had to recuse itself because they now knew the identity of the other boys so a new panel will be appointed,” said Snyman.

No update was available from the school on Monday.