Students at Monte Cassino Girls High lodged a sexual abuse report against teachers on Friday.
The students say they were abused months ago. They say the school handled the issue internally and quietly rather than reporting them to police. The girls, numbering 150 marched to Macheke Police Station, which is 6km away to file complaints of sexual abuse, corporal punishment, substandard food menu and verbal abuse by teachers.
Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi told the Daily News the case is being handled by the Primary and Secondary Education ministry, and investigators have been sent to the school to look into specific criminal allegations. Primary and Secondary Education ministry permanent secretary Tumisang Thabela did not pick up her phone when contacted after telling a Daily News reporter to call her after two hours.
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