ZAKA – Chief Nhema, real name, Rangarirai Bwawanda recently banished a female teacher at Rusere High School following allegations that her daughter was involved in Satanism.
The teacher was asked to leave the school with immediate effect and the community was told that if she ever dares coming back, they should chase her from the school.
She has since been transferred to Uchere High School in Bikita after she could no longer withstand the hostilities.
Chief Nhema, who is also a senator representing chiefs, confirmed the development saying he met elders in the area and approached the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education over the issue.
“We asked the ministry to make sure that the teacher is removed from the school. We asked her to leave immediately. We turned down the option for her to transfer her child and remain at the school for the child would still come back to visit her mother and affect other pupils in the process,” said Chief Nhema.
He also said they were not yet done with the matter as they were still to find out the exact number of pupils affected and the extent of the damage.
Earlier on, Zaka District Schools Inspector (DSI) Samson Chidzurira had confirmed the Satanism issue saying he had sent an investigation team and was mapping the way forward.
He said he engaged the teacher who had requested that she be helped to transfer to a Reformed Church in Zimbabwe (RCZ) school as she is a member of the church.
“I received the information from the chief and I sent a team to do investigations on the matter. The teacher even admitted that her kid was involved in Satanism and was looking for help saying she had been transferred from a school in Manicaland over the same issue,” said Chidzurira.
Sources said the Satanism saga started when other pupils started to dream of the girl in their sleep and at one time a pupil dreamt being tattooed by the girl. She reportedly woke up with a scorpion- shaped scar on her cheek.