By Mpumelelo Nyoni
BULAWAYO – Two Form Four pupils at Sobukhazi High School in Bulawayo have been suspended from classes for two weeks after they were caught having sex in a classroom in broad daylight.
A source at the school said the incident occurred last Wednesday afternoon and the two, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were interrupted by a curious junior pupil who heard moaning sounds and rushed to alert school officials.
“It was in the afternoon at around lunch hour and a Form Two pupil heard some weird sounds coming from a classroom. He peeped through the window and saw them in the act before rushing to inform a teacher,” said the source.
“The two were doing their business in the classrooms near the sports fields. It seems as if it was not the first time something like this was happening as other pupils were going about their business as if nothing was amiss.”
The following day, the school’s headmistress Thatho Sikosana had a meeting with the pupils’ parents before a decision to have them suspended for two weeks was made.
Chronicle spoke to several pupils and members of staff at the school yesterday who confirmed the incident.
However, Sikosana, the school head, declined to comment.
“Why do you people only report on the bad things that happen at the school? Why don’t you also report on developmental issues? Which teacher told you about it anyway?” said Sikosana.
Bulawayo Provincial Education Director Dan Moyo said he could not comment on the issue as he was in Harare.
The incident comes two weeks after a Form Three pupil at the same school gave birth to a baby boy in a school toilet and tried to hide it.
The pupil carried the pregnancy to full term without authorities being aware of it.
On the fateful day, she asked to be excused so that she could visit the toilet after telling the teacher she was having stomach cramps.
Teachers later heard the baby crying behind the toilets.
Pupils who suspected she was the mother alerted school authorities.
She finally admitted she was the mother after being interrogated.
The girl and her baby were rushed to Mpilo Central Hospital and she reportedly told her relatives the child’s father was in Nkayi.
Recently, 16 St Columbus pupils were excluded from school after they smuggled whisky into the school’s premises. The Chronicle