Parents of a 16-year-old Form Three student in Zimbabwe have expressed their displeasure after their daughter was expelled from Mabelreign Girls High School for reportedly having sex with a school security guard on many occasions.
After his alleged sexual contact with the 16-year-old girl was revealed, the security officer, David Tembo, resigned.
The girl’s parents have accused Nomatamsanqa Kusena, the school’s head, of defending Tembo rather than their daughter, who they claim was deceived. Her father also remarked that the school’s decision to expel their daughter rather than have Tembo jailed for allegedly having sex with a pupil is unjust.
“The Headmistress is protecting a person who manipulated my daughter into sex.
Nothing has been done to him, and the head just wants us to go away.
The security guy is someone who we entrust our kids with at the school and he is supposed to be a father figure.
How could he do that to my daughter?”
The matter was also supposed to have been minimized at the police station because the girl claimed the meetings were consensual.
Tembo has denied having intercourse with the Form 3 student, despite sexually explicit messages and photographs being discovered on his phone.
He told journalists;
I don’t know what you are talking about; yes I know her but the conversations you are referring to are involving another guy.
It was my phone which was used to send the messages and I was also fixing her phone.
The school head Mrs. Kusena can testify because I explained everything to her.
It was also learnt that Tembo is still residing at the school premises even though he’s resigned.