According to the news on the TimesLive website, Lubeko Lennox Mgandela, Principal of Luthuthu Middle School, dropped her cell phone in the toilet hole. The 11-year-old boy, whom the director had put into the septic pit to find the phone, was taken up with the help of a rope after searching for a while.
It was stated that the principal offered money to the student. It was reported that the child did not return to school after the stage of embarrassment he experienced.
Suspended from office and taken to court, Mgandela was charged with child abuse and was released on bail at the first hearing.
Fundile Gade, one of the top managers of the East Cape, announced that she would visit the student’s home and apologize for what happened.