School Head Flees After Death Threats

MUTARE,- The head of Mapo Primary School in Odzi area has fled from his school after receiving death threats from suspected liberation war veterans and Zanu (PF) militants.\r\n

The head who was identified as a Masango is being accused of accepting building material that was bought for the school by a local senator Keresenzia Chabuka of the MDC-T.Chabuka built a classroom block for the school under the Constituency Development Fund and this irked Zanu (PF) supporters and the war veterans.

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A staff member at Mapo Primary School who spoke on condition that he remains anonymous said a war veteran by the name Kamanja and a school teacher Mike Kevin Ndumiyana coordinator for the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe, PTUZ, said they condemn in the strongest terms acts of violence against teachers.

He said it is disturbing that war veterans and Zanu (PF) supporters are not happy with the development that has been made to Mapo Primary School.

“It is so disturbing that these war veterans are so narrow minded that they only want to see development coming from only one side.Teachers are targeted by war veterans and Zanu (PF) supporters each time the country is about to have elections,” said Ndumiyana.

Recently a school teacher at Mwoyoweshumba Secondary in Mutasa district lost all his household property after his house was torched by suspected war veterans in the area.