A school administrator who is accused of sexually assaulting a student in 12th grade on many occasions will have to wait a little longer before he can ask for bail.
The hearing on the case will now take place on Wednesday, when the parties will submit their opening statements and the judge will provide a decision.
The student accused the teacher of rape one month ago, which caused South Africa to be shaken to its foundations.
The case was originally assigned to Magistrate Njongo Mabena, but he decided against presiding over it since he has a personal connection to the accused.
It is against the law for magistrates to rule over cases involving people they are acquainted with in any way.
The matter has received significant coverage in the media and has provoked some discussion.
As a result of this, Mviko decided that there would be no recordings or cameras allowed inside the courtroom in order to help protect the victim.
The principle is a well-known figure in the community, and as a result, this has prompted a range of responses from people.
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