An Eastern Cape transport driver has been presented with a suspension letter.
The Eastern Cape education department has suspended a transport driver who permitted a school student to drive a transport.
While the student was driving, the bus driver remained close to her and drank liquor.
Then, a Principal from Mount Fletcher is under scrutiny for supposed sexual misconduct.
Eastern Cape Department of Education has suspended a transport administrator who permitted a student to drive a transport loaded with students while he remained close to her drinking liquor.
The Moshesh Agricultural High School scholar transport driver was suspended soon after a video of him drinking while the student was driving circulated around the social media on 16 October.
"The department learnt of the issue through social media and the transport driver has since been served with a suspension letter, while elective measures are being executed to guarantee students are not left abandoned," Department Spokesperson Malibonge Mtima said.
In the video, the driver can be seen dancing and tasting from the jug, while the student controls the transport.
"[The] Lives of all students , who were going in the transport, were placed in danger and such can't be permitted to happen ever again ," Education MEC Fundile Gade said.
The Eastern Cape's transport department spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, said it was not a criminal matter because the operator was not caught drinking while driving.
"Nonetheless, we are thankful to the students who got the follow up on camera, with the goal that we can examine the issue and furthermore see whether there have been past occurrences," said Binqose.
Then, a Principal from Mount Fletcher is under investigation for supposed sexual misconduct.
Mtima said the Department UI found out about the issue on Tuesday through social media pages where it was reported by citizens and students.
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