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Pupils expelled for failing to bring food to school

by Stephen Jakes
16 Jul 2017 at 09:14hrs | Views
A school headmaster in Insiza South is reported to have expelled pupils from school because they failed to bring food for the feeding scheme at the school.

Zimbabwe Peace Project reported that in Insiza South, it is alleged that a number of students from Ntuthuko Primary School in ward 3 were denied entry into classrooms by the headmaster, Ndumo Ncube on 5 June.

"It is reported that Ncube withdrew and barred all the students who had failed to each bring 5kg bags of maize, sugar beans and $1 meant for the school feeding program."

ZPP also reported that in an incident of malicious damage to property in Village 5 of Ward 26 at Nsangu Jahana in Shangani was reported on Sunday 11 June.

"Zanu PF youths led by councillor Edith Gumbo, Zanu PF ward chairperson Shame Mathe, Virginia Mathe, Kinana Dlodlo are said to have raided the home of village head, Victor Sengwayo," ZPP reported.

"The Zanu PF supporters are said to have physically assaulted Sengwayo, his wife, mother and nephew and looted property that includes a generator, inverter and building tools. Some members of the family sustained serious injuries and the 13-year-old nephew is still admitted at a Bulawayo hospital where he is said to be suffering from seizures attributed to brain damage."

ZPP also stated that Mahayiza Ndlovu, Watershed village headman and Zanu-PF member in Bulilima East intimidated villagers during a community meeting held at Watershed and Madlawuni areas on 28 June.

"It is alleged that, Ndlovu verbally attacked villagers supporting opposition parties. In his remarks, he mentioned punishing those that are not part of Zanu PF cell groups. He accused villagers who had failed to attend the meeting as Zanu PF enemies who are likely to be banished from his area. He added that those who value their security should side with Zanu PF," said ZPP.

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