Three students at Harare Girls High School have been suspended after they duped their parents and spent a weekend with married men at Mazvikadei Sanganai Creek.
The Form Four girls are reported to have stolen indemnity forms which they used to misrepresent to their guardians. One of the parents is said to have refused to sign the indemnity form after their daughter demanded $200 for the said trip.
The trip was only uncovered when one of the parents called the school when his daughter did not return home after three days. He was told there was no such school trip.
Deputy Headmistress, Media Kundeya, confirmed the suspension of the three girls.
“The girls are day scholars and they duped their parents over a trip which was not authorised by the school. How they managed to get the forms we don’t yet have a clear picture as we are still investigating.
“We are still to gather the names of the married men whom they went out with as this was done during the weekend. The girls have been suspended pending investigations and the office of the educational director will be able to furnish you with finer details after investigations,” she said.
The deputy said that when the incident occurred the students were under the care of their parents as it took place during the weekend. She also said the provincial education director will come up with appropriate measures to handle the case.
Sources at the school said one of the girls involved is a daughter of a well known pastor.
“It will be difficult to have the names given to you after one of the parents begged the school authorities to conceal their names. One of the girls is a daughter of a local pastor and I wonder how this gets to you guys.
“One of them boasted of going out with married men claiming that they are the ones who have cash and blamed the school authorities for wasting their time taking them for hearings.
“They have tarnished the image of our school and we wonder how those at Sanganai Creek (formerly Mazvikadei Dam) booked young girls like them,” said the source. The girls have already registered to sit for their Ordinary Level examinations in November this year. H Metro