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Teacher ‘whips’ pupil, arrested

By Wynne Zanamwe

A teacher at Sandara Primary School in Gweru was recently arrested for allegedly whipping a Grade Five pupil with a plastic pipe and the schoolboy had to be referred to hospital for treatment.

Nyasha Muyambo (51) of Ridgemont Heights in Gweru appeared before Gweru Magistrate Ms Judith Taruvinga charged with ill-treatment of children and young persons.

Muyambo pleaded not guilty and was remanded out of custody for trial on December 16.

He allegedly severely assaulted the 11 year old pupil using a plastic pipe on the buttocks, resulting in them getting swollen.

Prosecuting, Mr Jabulani Gwapedza said on November 9 at around 7AM at Sandara Primary School in Gweru’s Mambo suburb, the teacher assaulted the complainant while he was lying on a table.

“He ordered the complainant to lie down facing downwards and started striking him on the buttocks several times using a plastic pipe.

“The accused was claiming that the complainant, who is 11 years old, had urinated in a plastic container and had kept the plastic container in his satchel instead of going to the toilet,” said Mr Gwapedza.

“The complainant proceeded home with swollen buttocks and narrated what had transpired while he was at school.

“The complainant’s mother accompanied the complainant to report the matter at Mtapa Police Station.  The complainant was referred to Gweru General Hospital and a medical report, which can be produced in court,was compiled.” Chronicle