Witness Reporter
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23 Feb 2022
08:11

Maritzburg College says pupil did not implicate others in urine scandal

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Maritzburg College has rejected claims that one of the boys linked to the urine scandal implicated other pupils in his guilty plea on Monday.

Maritzburg College has rejected claims that one of the boys linked to the urine scandal implicated other pupils in his guilty plea on Monday.

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. At the time, College wrote to parents saying the prefects were suspended on a charge of misconduct. A panel of three sat for the hearing on the matter on Monday.

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In a statement released yesterday, the school’s governing body said at the hearing the pupil did not implicate any other pupils.

This comes after a representative of one of the boys said that a boy who pleaded guilty to the charge had implicated other boys on Monday.

College’s School Governing Body said on Tuesday: 

“The learner reached a settlement agreement with the school and the tribunal recommended to the governing body that this be accepted,”

The tribunal, the governing body said, recused itself because of the contents of the settlement agreement and factors relevant to it.

“Accordingly, in order to avoid any suggestion that these factors could possibly affect or impact the other boys’ hearings, the tribunal recused itself.

“A new date for their hearings has not yet been finalised.”

College’s governing body said it accepted the findings of the tribunal at a meeting on Monday and the disciplinary process involving on of the boys implicated has been finalised.