3 Male teachers from Mkoba 3 High School have been suspended by the ministry for having se_xual relationships with several students one of them in form 1, The Chronicle reports.
The suspension was confirmed by Acting Midlands Provincial Education Director Mr Luke Matutu who spoke to The Chronicle and said;
Yes, I confirm that three male teachers at Mkoba 3 High School in Mkoba, Gweru, have been suspended from work pending investigations. But I have not received the documents from Gweru district on the alleged cases.
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These are allegations and it’s the Gweru District Schools Inspector (Mrs Angeline Zahile) who instituted an investigation. They are alleged to have been having sexual relationships with their pupils
A source shed more light on the issue and said:
There were several anonymous letters sent to the District Schools Inspector alerting the Ministry about the alleged sexual abuse of female pupils at the school. The Ministry as you know doesn’t take lightly issues of this nature leading to their suspension.
We had a situation where girls have been complaining about abuse at the hands of male members of staff at the school. It then becomes very difficult when the teachers start abusing anyone who would have turned down the love proposal. Life at the school becomes difficult and we appreciate this move by the Ministry to bring sanity at the school. Whatever the verdict from the investigation, we are definitely sure that some will be forced to change how they interact with the girl child.
It is against the law of Zimbabwe for a teacher to have an affair with pupils.
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