Lesbianism rocks Mat North school
A FEMALE teacher at Zwangendaba High School in Matabeleland North has been caught up in a lesbianism storm amid claims that some schoolgirls were fighting over her after she proposed love to them.
Matabeleland North Acting Deputy Provincial Education Director, Mrs Beatrice Manjere confirmed receiving a report on lesbianism activities at the school. She said the matter is under investigation. “I can confirm that we received a report of that nature from Zwangendaba Secondary School. A report was made and because lesbianism is a very sensitive topic to deal with, we have assigned investigators to monitor the situation in the school,” said Mrs Manjere.
A source, who is a school development committee member, said the allegations of lesbianism at the school started when the teacher (name supplied) arrived at there two years ago.
“Parents are furious about this bad habit which has suddenly blossomed in the school since the arrival of that teacher resulting in girls constantly fighting over the teacher or their girl partners. She arrived at the school about two years ago and since then all hell broke loose, with most girls’ behaviour having taken a new twist,” said a source.
“The teacher, who is in her twenties claims to be married but she has never been seen with her husband and now rumour says she’s in a process of divorcing the unidentified man.
“We took the matter twice to a district education officer, who is now retired (name supplied) but no measures were taken to rectify or investigate that. Last term, we held a hearing, with some provincial officials, where four pupils openly divulged what they had been doing with the teacher but nothing was done.”
A parent, Mr Mandla Mpofu said some girls have previously fought over her.
“When our children came home telling us what is happening, it all sounded like a movie but pupils have reached an extent of engaging in fist fights for the teacher who proposes love to many of them all at once,” said Mr Mpofu.
He said it is alleged that the teacher once lived in South Africa.
Mr Mpofu said some girls at the school were turning to lesbianism due to the teacher’s bad influence.
“Last year, some school boys found two Form Three girls ‘ making love’ in the bush and they thoroughly beat them up and the one who acted like a man almost died. The parents of that girl, failed even to report the assault fearing that their child could be arrested.
“Girls are constantly fighting now. This is a very big embarrassment and our community is being spoken ill of and we demand that measures be taken to put this to end,” said Mr Mpofu.
A source said there was a hearing over the matter last term at the school and some pupils confessed having had a relationship with the teacher, but nothing more was done. Some of the pupils who nailed the teacher allegedly later turned around and said they had been forced to admit to the allegations by a certain teacher.
“Since they have failed to control this, we seek intervention by superiors in the ministry,” one of the teachers, who spoke on condition of anonymity said yesterday. — @winnie-masara