Dad drags school to court for expelling daughter

By Tarisai Machakaire

A Harare man has made an urgent chamber application contesting Gateway High School’s decision to withdraw his daughter from the institution for non-payment of school fees arrears amounting to $14 000.

In the application filed at the High Court on January 9, David Tapera Mabuwa cited Gateway and its head as the respondents.

Mabuwa claimed that Gateway had disregarded a payment plan and withdrew the child before barring her from attending school.

In an email addressed to Mabuwa, the school head said: “My decision remains unchanged; your daughter’s place at Gateway School has been withdrawn until fees arrears have been cleared.”

On December 19, last year, Mabuwa signed a payment plan with Equals (Pvt) Ltd — the debt collecting company for Gateway.

He disputes the outstanding debt.

“Above all the long outstanding arrears by the applicant are in dispute hence it is premature for the school to terminate Mabuwa’s daughter’s place with the school,” said Mabuwa’s lawyers, Bothwell Ndlovu Attorneys-at-Law.

He added that the situation had traumatised his daughter who was preparing for her final Upper Sixth examinations.

“My daughter’s preparation for her Upper Sixth studies has been unjustifiably disturbed and the agreement between the school and me for the payment of the current fees and disputed arrears is still valid,” Mabuwa said in an affidavit attached to the application.

“I therefore apply that this honourable court treats my matter as of urgent need, intervene and deal with the head’s brutal and barbaric approach.

“In any event I am the one who is in arrears thus the school head should not make my daughter as the battlefield…” DailyNews

  • Godfrey

    Mmm! Bambo bhadharai school fees.

  • Tiflo

    benzi rababa

  • Hmmm

  • Take yr child were u can afford

    • Iko kusatonyara kwacho kwakaoma worse kutotsvaga magweta iyo fees ine ma arrears akakura kudaro kkkk

    • Its about the child’s right to education that matters most. Chikwereti there is other means of recovering it besides expelling the child

    • Aaah Taps chikwereti chongoramba chichikura nhaiwe?ari kutoda kuti mwana wake adzidze mahara uyu paPrivate school.Gore richitanga kudai ngamutsvagire place kuGovernment school whilst achidzora chikwereti

  • 14 000 unpaid school fees balances?

    Is this school in heaven?

    • Gateway is a private school for the rich

    • Kkkkk

    • Perhaps your statement should read ‘Gateway is a private school for the extra- extra rich ‘

    • Mari nenguva yaurikutambisa dai wanotsvagira mwana kumt plsent higt kkkkkk

    • Those teachers must be earning exceptional salaries.

    • Private schools are private investments those who cannot afford there are public schools for them

    • Take that child to a gvmnt skul and stop wasting his/her time while u are doing yo court thing where is the kid vamwe varikutodzidza

    • Why send your kid to a private school when you can’t afford it

    • kkkkkk if it was we wouldnt be reading about it here!!

    • vakomana munotochema kudhura kweGateway? ko mukaenda kunana Hre Int muneefa zveeee. fees iyo im sure ndeye not less than 1 year coz gateway haidhure sterek,

  • The next you shall take your daughter kunodya paWimpy watadza kubhadhara bill you start suing them

    Endesa mwana wako ku St Nyoka kunoenderana nehomwe yako

  • Kuda zvepamusoro when you can’t afford.

  • Hmmmmm that’s arrogance on that father’s part. Ngaaende kumission mwana uyo

  • This is not gvt school. Its pvt school if u dnt hve money dnt send your kid thre

  • People shld learn to live within their means than to keep up appearances they cant maintain.Shame

  • Ngauye ne14 iyoyo kuMandedza abhadharire maform 4 ese gore rese

  • Stop competing go where u can afford, period.

  • You have embarassed your daughter, her boyfriend, her group of friends, etc hachadzidze bhoo. Atova nemaNickname kana 4. 2 acho atonamira zvachose. At the end achafoira

  • Eish this is a shameful father indeed. He should take his daughter where he can afford.

  • Dai atombomira kuenda kucourt akanda pa payment plan

  • yoooooowe

  • Endesai mwana kuB school baba

  • Endesa mwana paMbare high zvipere kusanyara kwako kusungisa chikoro .survive according to wat u have

  • Zvakanaka zvinodhura

  • Daddy plse have your maths right. The court will need $20 000, & you are failing to pay $14 000, hahaha.

  • Live ur life within ur means. If u cnt afford the fees anymore bid them farewell and take ur child where u cn afford and am sure they will wish u well too. Tht money u used for hiring lawyers u could have paid off the fees

    • Zimbabwean we hav a problem of pride. Why not take yr child to a cheaper grp A school. With such a record now u a taking yr child to a collage coz all grp A schools will not accept yr child. Kutoita waste time explianing to a lawyer izvozvo, had it not been of money that lawyer wld hav told u muendesa kwaunokwanisa mudhara zvovharana kwete kunetsa kudaro.

  • Humble yourself.Jesus taught on that principle always.

  • Does he expect his child to learn for free if he can’t afford the fees he should take his child to an upper top school it’s definitely cheaper there

  • Leaving like the Johns….iwe uri shuro..!

  • Haananyadzi arikuda kuti mwana vake ashandise mari yani

  • uuuum $14000

  • KuChiriyedenga is much cheaper!

  • Did he afford to pay the lawyers yet could not afford school fees?

  • Zvakanaka zvodiwa nemunhu wese asi usina ita zvaunazvo

  • With that $14000
    Unogona kutovakira mwana wako chikoro kuruzevha akatodzidza inenge iri Private because ndechako chikoro chacho

  • Godfrey

    Mmm! Bambo bhadharai school fees.

  • Bhadharai fees baba

  • Nharo neupenyu. Kunyadzisa mwana kudaro nxaa.

  • Well done Mr Man hapana anoda chikoro chinema Teacher anoswera kuKachasu.

  • Plz advise him to cut his garment according to the cloth.Why going to court,nesichaz iyi??

  • muunzeyi paKuwadzana High 1 pakachipa

  • Saka X+X Yavanodzidza yakaita sei……. Muchibhadhara mazimari akadai……. STUPID ASS PARENTS

  • All daddy wanted was best for his daughter daddy work harder and get more money to pay the fees instead of going to court you should v gone to the principal to ask for a payment arrangement girl your daddy love u dnt be embarassed by him thank him he still has an ego to protect and respect him he will always be ypur father

  • Anopenga saka vabereki vese vakasabhara saiye chichave chikoro, anoda good education yemwana wake achishandisa mari dzavamwe. Ndaaite mushe

  • if u wnt ur child to b accepted back u can either pay up or make s psymnt plan. $$¥¥¥¥¢

  • if u wnt ur child to b accepted back u can either pay up or make s psymnt plan. $$¥¥¥¥¢

  • Why are you using Conway college students photo on a shit Gate way story 😡😡😡😡😡

  • Usaite nharo neupenyu..endesa mwana kwaunokwanisa kwezera rako. The quality of education is independent of the amount of fees paid so just swallow yr pride and transfer yr kid to these so called mission schools.Period!

  • Tiflo

    benzi rababa

  • Access to education is both a human and civil right in Zimbabwe.Even though he can not afford ,his daughter should not be deprived of that right!

  • UMMMM, 14 000,

  • Bhadhara fees iwe.kana usina mari endesa mwana ku Zengeza 2 High school kwaunogona.

  • Kumwe kuita so,saka court yozotii ngaadzidze hake mahara here?

  • Kkkkk mushonga be school fees kubhadhara Kkkkkkkkk

  • (Stolen).The phrase *” VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”* is holding us back as black people.

    1. You spend lot of money on things you do not need because *” VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”*if you look simple.

    2. You are stuck in a dead relationship because if you leave him and go back home *” VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”*

    3. You know you want a simple hairstyle but you put on an expensive weave because *” VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”*

    4. You didn’t buy the Honda Vitz you can afford to pay installments for and save money instead you bought a BMW and are now stuck in debt because you are educated and *” VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”*

    5. The school in your area is not that bad but you took your kids to an expensive private school in town because *”VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”*

    6.Your friends don’t like your girlfriend or they have better looking girifriends than yours so you treat your girl like an option all because *” VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”*

    7. You know that you love Tafadzwa but you are with Wicknell because Tafadzwa is broke and Wicknell is filthy rich *”VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”* if I date a guy who is broke.

    8. You disowned your daughter after she got pregnant because *”VANHU VANOZOTI CHII”* I am a pastor.

    Question is are you living for others or yourself?

    When will you ask yourself kuti *”MWARI VANOZOTI CHII NAZVO?”*

    Free advise for 2018

  • aagh asekuru its that I am poor asi I promise you kuti if ndikaitawo mari as time goes on I will build my school and you will be the first one kutambirwa bcoz ndinenge ndichingoda people like you vanoda zvemahara so

  • it’s only*

  • Dai baba ava vari mukadzi dai vari hure
    Itai zvinoenderana nemari yamunokwanisa

  • Mission schools jahwi, kudzidza kumwechete, kanaane shungu will pass

  • Endesa mwana where u can afford not kuda kuita show off apa usina cash

  • Aaa 15 000 but he is rushing to pay lawyers instead of school fees

  • Looking at the fees dzepaGateway, thats is probably fees yematerm 7 meaning maybe mwana uyu akatorova 2 years asingabhadhare fees chaaaiii😲😲😲😲😲😲

    • vanatowo ku gateway why leave unpayment for so long kuti anoitora kupi yese iyi

  • Kkkkkk l will not speak

  • Nxa

    Cheap book with an expensive cover.

    • Nxa

      Send your child to state school for $300 per term , facilities are similar , then invest the rest of the dough for University Education.

    • Mumboita muchicheka grammar pa website rechikoro , hamufanire kufanana nesu vana malayitshela vasina dzidzo yenyu inodhura.

  • This is very bad

  • Can pay Lawyers can’t pay fees

  • Dont embarass yourself nd your daughter plz just pay if dont the mony negotiate terms of payment no need to go to court

  • Its surprising, why is he forcing himself to enroll his daughter where he cannot afford the fees? The school is also to blame, why did they allow her in to acrew such a large amount of money, they were supposed to excuse here after the first faulty term and by now she could have been learning somewhere the father can afford. Gateway is a private school, very good and very expensive for those who cannot afford. That father must pay the $14 000 or else the courts should attach his property.

  • Ah dai akaendesa nwana wake ku Chemhanza.why force what he cnt afford

  • Unopenga murume uyu

  • So failure to pay fees for a year and a half and it’s the schools fault ? All schools offer payment plans and be grateful your daughter was educated for so long for non payment of fees. Hugs to the daughter for having endured this embarrassment . Good luck to the father indeed

    • Naked truth.

    • Naked truth.

    • Naked truth.

    • $14000 for a secondary school . R196000 !

    • $14000 for a secondary school . R196000 !

    • Jazi Nomfundo that’s over a period of time… it’s around $2600 a term. IT IS a private school and when a child gets a place after writing an entrance exam, you sign a contract that you agree to pay the fees. All schools offer a payment plan whereby you can pay monthly. If you cannot afford the fees, don’t put yourself or your child through the stress. The fact that he has reneged on $14000 worth of fees means he hasn’t paid for nearly two years of education… I rest my case.

    • Jazi Nomfundo that’s over a period of time… it’s around $2600 a term. IT IS a private school and when a child gets a place after writing an entrance exam, you sign a contract that you agree to pay the fees. All schools offer a payment plan whereby you can pay monthly. If you cannot afford the fees, don’t put yourself or your child through the stress. The fact that he has reneged on $14000 worth of fees means he hasn’t paid for nearly two years of education… I rest my case.

  • The next thing is to be sued by the lawyers for non payment of legal fees. Zvikwereti zvirikungokura bhururu

  • Ko is Gateway the only school in Zimbabwe ,Hapana here ma schools ari a bit cheaper ????????? I do not think the courts will waste time nenyaya yakapata kudai.

  • So he s got money to pay lawyers but doesn’t have money for school fees. This fellow????

  • Baba ava no common sense at all!!

  • Kana asina mari arikumuendeserei ikoko nxaaa. Kkk

  • The school should attarch property for this stupid parent. How can you accumulate arrears to 14k.

  • Both the parent and the school are wrong , the school was supposed to take action long before the owed amount reached that level and parent should know his limitations and subscribe to his levels …

  • 14k on arrears on xool fees. Dude you got money.

  • ko ngaaendese kuHighfield High 1 kwakachipa kwazvo

  • why not send the daughter to Herentals kana to a school that he can afford zvipere.

  • The whole family must be embarrassed by this man.shame on him

  • This man is insane Gateway is1000% right if you can’t afford Gateway you can take your girl to Epworth High School there is nothing bad there.

  • Right to education is a basic human right.

  • Anopenga here?

  • Ngaaendese kwaanokwanisa . Sei vachidakutanha mango yekusuzumira ipopaine dzavanosvikira😀😀😀😀

  • Isu wani takangodzidza kwa *Nyokayabvarukamusana High School*…ngaangomubvisa ikoko kaaa💁🏽‍♂️💁🏽‍♂️than embarrassing mwana kudaro

  • he should pay apo thats a private school ngaendese mwana ku govt school kwaka cheaper kuda zvepamsoro iye ari tsuro .14000 means he hasnt payed fees for almost 2 years mwana evhingodzidza mahara anopfunga kuti vanoendesa vana kuma public schools vanopenga hereidiot

    • He is not an idiot,he is the best dad who wants the best for his daughter kuoma hako kwezvinhu bt I salute this man.

    • He is not an idiot,he is the best dad who wants the best for his daughter kuoma hako kwezvinhu bt I salute this man.

    • He is not an idiot,he is the best dad who wants the best for his daughter kuoma hako kwezvinhu bt I salute this man.

    • he is an idiot how can he take his child to a private school iye asina mari for 2years echiendesa mahara aiti ndokuti zvidi you dont want the best for your daughter while embarrassing her to the world at the same time thats stupidity ko kungoendesa mwana kunana st johns kwaka cheaper or even other A schools huuu thats stupiduty at its best

  • busy wasting money on lawyers instead of using it to pay fees

  • so why the picture of cornway college is that gateway nxaaaa nehanda useless

  • Zim economy ma1 GOZ problem haitaurire vabereki zvizere school must drag the man 2 qt not 2 expel e kid from xool as yu kno community tinosekana mavavona vakuremerwa thats mudhara amhanya kuqt

  • cornway college should sue you for using their picture nehanda on gateway issues

  • Ahhhh kkkkkk ngaaite mushe

  • Just send her to a government school hapana Mari hapana chete

  • Nxa

    Cheap book with an expensive cover.

    • Nxa

      Send your child to state school for $300 per term , facilities are similar , then invest the rest of the dough for University Education.

    • Mumboita muchicheka grammar pa website rechikoro , hamufanire kufanana nesu vana malayitshela vasina dzidzo yenyu inodhura.

  • Craziness at its best 😷😷

  • Just pay your child’s school fees so that she excel and feel at home when she is with others if you cant afford rellocate your child to that wich you can afford

  • Ngavaende kwema 110 kwavanogona why kuda kurarama hupenyu hwavasingagone live within ur means aikaka chai

  • Ngavaende kwema 110 kwavanogona why kuda kurarama hupenyu hwavasingagone live within ur means aikaka chai

  • Ngavaende kwema 110 kwavanogona why kuda kurarama hupenyu hwavasingagone live within ur means aikaka chai

  • Tari Sai

  • Tari Sai

  • Tari Sai

    • Zvavanopenga how does one even get to 14K selfish father wants to benefit from others who pay fees.

  • Ari kuwana mari yekubhadhara maLawyer achitadza kubhadhara school. Benzi rababa iri.

  • That man had money at some point but with change in fortunes, his coffers ran dry. Shame on you man exposing your child to high life with fake money. New dispersion started kudhara with your finances iwe uchiita nharo.
    Welcome to real world where you eat what you catch.

  • Live within your means

  • Gateway High school are very rude so he was wasting his $. Once met a Gateway pupil @ Fife ave Pharmacy ,the dirty /vulgar words which were coming from her mouth left me in shock. To make matters worse the mother was encouraging her. I dont have respect for Gateway school since that episode

  • Candice Rhianon Dawe

  • Mazowana mari yekuma courts yefees hamuna

  • E father is an idiot

  • The father is just exercising his right for his side of story to be heard in the courts of law. Simple.

  • Hey what an embarrasment for the daughter of a fool.

  • Why do you live an envisaged and borrowed lifestyle you foolish father?

  • Why do you live an envisaged and borrowed lifestyle you foolish father?

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