School closes as goblins tor­ment lady teach­ers

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Leonard Ncube Vic­to­ria Falls Re­porter

TEACH­ERS at Siban­gani Pri­mary School in Lu­pane have fled the in­sti­tu­tion claim­ing goblins sex­u­ally abuse fe­male ed­u­ca­tors at night, au­thor­i­ties have con­firmed.

Vil­lagers said pupils haven’t been at­tend­ing classes since schools opened more than a fort­night ago.

Teach­ers, they said, aban­doned the school af­ter fe­males would re­peat­edly wake up with­out their un­der­wear or with signs that they had sex overnight.

The goblins re­port­edly started ter­ror­is­ing the school sit­u­ated east of St Luke’s Hospi­tal in Daluka area last term in May and vil­lagers have now sought the ser­vices of some prophets pop­u­larly known as Wafa Wafa from Tsholot­sho to cleanse the school.

The vil­lagers said only the head­mas­ter, Mr Alis­tair Moyo, re­mained man­ning the school while oth­ers in­clud­ing five fe­male teach­ers sought refuge at Lu­pane Cen­tre.

“Ev­ery­one is con­cerned about what is hap­pen­ing at the school. The goblins started ter­ror­is­ing teach­ers last term and fe­male teach­ers would wake up with­out panties.

“Re­ports were made to ev­ery re­spon­si­ble of­fice and when schools opened this term, chil­dren were told to re­turn home be­cause there were no teach­ers and up to to­day there is only the head­mas­ter,” said a vil­lager.

It is al­leged that teach­ers would hear strange sounds at night but would not see any­thing.

In the morn­ing they would wake up with­out their panties. Siban­gani Vil­lage head Mr Jef­frey Ng­wenya said Wafa Wafa prophets were in the vil­lage to cleanse the school.

“There are no fe­male teach­ers at the school and they are now liv­ing at the Dis­trict Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fices. As we speak we have in­vited oWafa Wafa and peo­ple are gath­ered wait­ing for the cer­e­mony,” said Mr Ng­wenya.

He said vil­lagers were ea­ger to know the owner of the sus­pected goblins.

“Women at the school wake up naked daily. Ev­ery­one wants the goblins to speak and re­veal where they came from,” added Mr Ng­wenya.

Mata­bele­land North Provin­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Direc­tor Mrs Boithatelo Mn­guni con­firmed the school has not opened for the third term.

“The com­mu­nity has mo­bilised re­sources to have a cleans­ing cer­e­mony and we will wait to see what hap­pens. We hope that the whole process will be han­dled well,” said Mrs Mn­guni.

She couldn’t be drawn into giv­ing fur­ther de­tails about the fate of pupils some of whom should be writ­ing Grade Seven fi­nal year ex­am­i­na­tions next month.

Last year teach­ers at Siyan­gaya Pri­mary School in Tsholot­sho fled the school claim­ing to be abused by a ba­boon which would have sex with them at night.

Fe­male teach­ers would re­port­edly wake up with­out their un­der­wear or with signs that they had sex overnight.

Another school in the prov­ince, Nen­gasha Pri­mary School in Hwange has failed to open for the third term af­ter a Mrs Zhou who took Grades One to Seven and dou­bled as the head­mistress, failed to turn up for work. -@ncubeleon

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