Gokwe Teacher ‘Disciplined’ For Confronting Education Minister

A teacher at Rujeko (Mateta 2) High School in Gokwe South was brought before a disciplinary committee on allegations of confronting Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima.

According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Stephen Chingoma on Friday appeared before a disciplinary committee chaired by his head, Douglas Chibvongodze.

Chingoma was accused of unbecoming or indecorous behaviour in breach of section 44 (2)(a) of the Public Service Regulations after he allegedly accosted Mavima over poor pay at Gazaland Shops in Gokwe.

In a statement, ZLHR said:

According to an outline of the charge sheet, Mangoma on March 1 this year allegedly acted in a manner likely to bring the Public Service into disrespect or disrepute by scolding Primary and Secondary Education minister and Gokwe-Sengwa constituency legislator Paul Mavima, whom he met at a bottle store at Mateta 2.

… The school teacher was later arrested by Zimbabwe Republic Police officers on March 2 on the basis that he had scolded Mavima and was detained at Gokwe Police Station (and was only) released on March 4 after he paid admission of guilty fine amounting to $20.

More: Newsday

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