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Teachers in trouble for corporal punishment on girls
09 Jul 2014 at 19:34hrs | Views
TWO teachers from Nhlambabaloyi Secondary School in Ntabazinduna are in trouble for allegedly meting out corporal punishment on five schoolgirls they accused of engaging in love affairs with boys at the same school.
The two male teachers, Kudakwashe Mlambo (30) and Collen Muzembe (29), appeared separately before Bulawayo magistrate Takundwa Witness Mtetwa at a court circuit in Mbembesi on Wednesday last week.
They were not asked to plead to the assault charges and Mtetwa remanded them out of custody to today.
It was alleged that the two teachers then used a stick to hit the girls several times on their shoulder plates where they sustained some bruises.
The assault was reported to the police, leading to the teachers being taken to court.
The government has outlawed corporal punishment in schools saying it is a human rights violation.
Source - Southern Eye