The deputy headmaster of Chemhanza High School in Hwedza, Zimbabwe has been arrested over allegations of brutally assaulting students.
The man was reportedly arrested after photos of bruised young teenage girls went viral on social media.
His arrest was confirmed by Zimbabwean National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said that investigation os currently going on following police report made by 23 pupils.
“Police has picked a suspect in connection with the assault of learners at Chemhanza High School.
Twenty-three pupils who are alleged to have been assaulted made a police report and by yesterday (Tuesday) police had picked up the school’s deputy head.
On January 18, 23 pupils made a police report against the suspect. We are currently investigating the incident
The country’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has since condemned the illegal and inhuman assault on teenage girls.”
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s spokesperson, Mr Taungana Ndoro, said;
“The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is concerned about the assault of pupils at Chemhanza High School allegedly by school authorities and strongly condemns such inhumane disciplinary measures on our learners in a complete violation of Section 68A (5) of the Education Act as per Education Amendment Act of 2020.