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Peter Chawapiwa

10 Feb 2017 - GUTU
- Parents at Mataruse Primary School in Gutu are not satisfied with the manner in which school head, Tranos Murerwa, has handled the mubobobo saga at the school and they now want him to leave together with his deputy, Douglas Mushangwe.
This comes amid revelations that a team from the district education office visited the school on January 26 to investigate the alleged mubobobo cases. Their findings are still to be released.
Last year TellZim News carried an article about the mubobobo saga that had forced the entire female teaching staff at the school to seek transfers as they complained about being sexually abused during the night.
Some of them claimed that while they went to bed fully dressed they woke up to find that their undergarments had been removed during the night and there were signs that somebody had been intimate with them in their sleep.
There were allegations that some of the teachers, who were pregnant, had suffered miscarriages as a result of the mubobobo attacks.
The school's development association later sought the services of traditional healers who revealed that the culprit was an identified teacher at the school.
Authorities have allegedly done nothing to remove the identified teacher from the school and female teachers are living in constant fear of being sexually harassed.
Parents who spoke to this publication said they were unhappy with the manner by which the matter was handled and called on the education authorities to transfer both the headmaster and his deputy.
"We feel the headmaster and his deputy are not worried about our safety. We complained after bizarre things started happening at the school and in surrounding villages.
"Traditional healers who were consulted identified the root cause of the problem but the school authorities have done nothing to address the situation.
"We hear that a team from the offices at Mpandawana visited the school on 26 January but we do not know what they were told," said some parents.
Teachers at the school said they were interviewed by the officials who did not release their findings to school authorities.
TellZim News was also informed that Headman Mataruse has now taken a keen interest in the matter.
Neither Murerwa nor Mushangwe could be reached for comment.local

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