Some pupils of a Primary School collapsed after two snakes were spotted and killed in their class forcing parents to demonstrate against the school authorities.
One of the snakes killed in the school (Photo: H-Metro)
Some pupils of a Primary School at Dzivaresekwa 4 area of Zimbabwe were thrown into pandemonium as five reportedly collapsed after two snakes were spotted and killed in their class forcing parents to demonstrate against the school authorities over failure to provide basic amenities since last year
According to H-Metro, some parents of the school pupils were irked after two snakes were spotted and killed in the Early Child Development (ECD) class while one disappeared into the tall grass near the classroom.
Parents of pupils protesting
It was gathered that the school authoritied called the Police who arrested one of the parents for inciting other parents to beat up the acting school head accused of misusing school funds along with the senior teacher and School Development Committee chairperson.
The angry parent said further; “She is a cruel mother, she went on to call police to beat us when we were fighting for our children’s rights. What is the reason for police to bring a gun when we are demonstrating peacefully, haisi nguva yehondo ino.
“We want ministry to come and make an audit because for more than a year there has been no water and electricity while the general workers have not received their salaries for six months.
Govt. official addressing the protesting parents
“More than 1600 children enrolled here are at risk of typhoid since toilets are not being cleaned; our children are visiting a water tape in tall grasses for water whenever they switch on a generator.
“Nyoka kuwanikwa mumaclasses munofunda vana nekuda kwehutsvina, every day our children are asked to take water in buckets to school. They have been harvesting water from gutters during the rains and now that the rains have stopped, toilets are messed with poop.
“Our children are attending lessons while seated on the floor while some seated on filthy sofas donated by parents for their children. Our children are being limited on food consumption fearing that they will frequently visit the toilets which are filled with maggots,” said the parent.