Police in Nakonde have arrested a 32 year old male teacher of Yolo Secondary School for raping a 15 year old female pupil of the same School.
Cgarges before the police victim support unity and the GBV indicate that Mr Sinkololwe defiled/raped Sharon (a virgin) of Ntindi Village on Wednesday last week in the head teacher’s office, causing heavy flow of blood. The Science teacher is reported to have promised to give exam leakages to the girl if she did not report the case to her parents. Police sources said the sexually addicted teacher took advantage of the head teacher’s long absence to rape the virgin girl. The school manager for the same learning institution is infamous for being absent from duties while supervising his beer drinking business place within the district.
Both the District Board Secretary Mr Stanley Mwambazi and Muchinga Province Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) Provincial Secretary Mr Kasanda Nondo condemned the teacher’s action as barbaric and unprofessional.”It is sad to see our teacher in police cells for raping a pupil. We have been telling our teachers to refrain from sexual relationships with pupils for it is not just unprofessional but evil. We are really perturbed by the raping of the poor, innocent girl (pupil). It is really unfortunate that this happened considering that the girl in question will soon be seating for her mock and final exams. We are also sympathizing with the teacher for he has a family to look after. Let me say we are really disturbed as a teachers’ union over what has happened”, Mr Kasanda told ZANIS after visiting the incarcerated Science Teacher on Monday.
Meanwhile, OP officers within the border district have disclosed that they had credible information that the same incarcerated teacher has been abusing a lot of female pupils at school for more than 4years despite him being married to a fellow teacher. The op officers say the named teacher has been promising to assist female pupils during the exams. Intelligence officers have also disclosed that they received complaints from the defiled girl’s parents that the School Head Teacher Mr Banda wanted to offer them a bribe in exchange for the defiler’s freedom. Mr Banda fears to be equally implicated in the rape case given the fact that his office was the one which was being used to defile the underage school girls by the same teacher while he was absent performing his personal duties.
Cases of teachers defiling pupils have become rampant in Muchinga Province since the first, most serious Provincial Education Officer Dr Jobiks Kalumba was transferred to Northern Province where he was subsequently promoted to the post of Permanent Secretary. This year alone, police have recorded 8 defilement cases in Muchinga Province involving teachers against pupils.
“I think there is need for various stake holders to start counseling teachers in Muchinga Province against having sexual affairs with their learners. I fear that some vulnerable pupils will be( HIV) positive by the time they graduate because some of these teachers they go out with are moving graves”, said a senior police officer in Chinsali.