Principal faces attempted murder charge for lowering pupil into pit toilet

The school principal who tasked a pupil with extracting his smartphone from a pit toilet has been charged with attempted murder.

The 49-year-old man is expected to appear in the Nqanqathu, formerly Maclear, magistrate’s court today, DispatchLIVE reports.

Dispatch reported the 11-year-old grade 4 pupil was paid R50 to try to retrieve the phone from a school toilet on March 1.