Councillor for Harare West, Ward 16, Denford Ngadziore (MDC Alliance) threw his weight behind Mabelreign Girls High students’ protest against the school head.
He implored the students to now refocus on their schoolwork as their voices have been heard. Said Ngadziore:
Demonstrating is one’s right but that should not affect their lessons since they are here to learn.
I urge the pupils not to demonstrate violently, continue with their lessons and wait patiently for feedback from the authorities responsible because their issues have been heard.
These students have genuine issues which need to be addressed with the responsible authorities as soon as possible.
Some of the issues they raised can be attended to, what is needed are the solutions to these problems.
I heard of issues to do with verbal and sexual abuse and I think these issues need to be investigated soon and addressed.
The girl child is very important and they should be protected always.
Mabelreign Girls High School pupils on Wednesday marched to a local police station where they implored the police to investigate the school head after she allegedly repeatedly ignored their grievances.