While Ministry officials refused to confirm that the pupils have been expelled, an unnamed official who spoke to Manica Post confirmed the development. Said the official:
The students featuring in that video clip have since been expelled from the school. Some were boarder students and others were day scholars.
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Those writing exams are the ones only coming to school but are coming from their homes.
All the boys in the video clip are Form 4s. Two of the girls were in Form Two, one was in Form Three and two were Form 4 boarders.
The video went viral on social media platforms, WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook, with commentators blaming the school authorities for failing to stamp down authority and maintaining high disciplinary standards.
What angered most commentators was that the video was recorded in broad daylight with the full knowledge of the pupils who were all wearing school uniforms.