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Sexual abuse alert at Nyatsime College

by BustopTV

Lloyd Takawira and Kudakwashe Vhenge
Students at Nyatsime College in Chitungwiza have raised alarm over alleged incidents of abuse in the hands of boarding master one Mr Masaka.
In a letter in possession of this publication, the students assert that they are being exposed to sexual as well as verbal abuse while at school. They also allege that they have notified the boarding chair Dr Maguwe and the Principal Dr Maruta but the two have been sweeping the issue under the carpet.
“isu tiri vana vepaNyatsime college taita dambudziko riri kuvharwa naBoard Chairman DR Muguwe naPrincipal Dr Maruta.
“Boarding Master anonzi Masaka atishungurudza vasikana nevakomana. Murume uyu anonyenga vasikana izvezvi akatengera Mwana we form 6 card rerudo. Akaudza mwanasikana mumwe kuti une AIDS akatora maphotos emumwe Musikana kuti unemaga*o mahombe anokwana sikarudzi yangu.
“Izvezvi arikushungurudza vasikana ava kuti vasazvitaura vakataura vanodzingwa chikoro. Takanyora tsamba kunaChitungwiza DSI Mrs Ncube uye Mr Manyadza vakauya Asi hapana zvaakaitwa Boarding Master uyu,” read part of the letter.
When conducted for comment, the District Education Inspector Anatoria Ncube declined to comment on the matter referring all questions to the provincial education director Christopher Kateera.
Kateera’s phone however went unanswered by the time of publication.
The children have since pleaded for the intervention of their parents as well as relevant authorities on this matter.
“Chikumbiro chedu ndechekuti vabereki vedu mupindire, government mupindire nevanoita zvekodzero dzevanasikana mupindire neministry of education ipindire nekuti he is untouchable Board ne admin yechikoro inomuprotector,” reads the letter.
By 12midday today (Wednesday) some concerned parents had visited the school where they reported that the school head was holed up in a meeting with the Zimbabwe Republic Police, social welfare as well as ministry of education officials who had come to investigate on the matter.
Cases of abuse at learning institutions have become rampant in the country with statistics revealing that one in every 4 girls between the ages of 13-17 has suffered a sexual related abuse.

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