CHIREDZI – A Grade 7 girl at Mhlanguleni Primary School is understood to have reported a one year long sexual relationship with her teacher and the matter is now with the Police.
The matter allegedly came out when the teacher whipped the pupil and this angered her and she divulged the relationship to her grandmother.
The teacher (name supplied) is now facing arrest as a Police report was made at Chiredzi Police Station on Tuesday afternoon and sources said the case may expose more cases of sexual abuse at the school.
Chiredzi District Schools Inspector Petronella Nyangwe said her office is yet to get a report over the matter but The Mirror is reliably informed that a report was presented at the district education offices on Tuesday morning which culminated in a police report which was made at Chiredzi Police Station at 2pm.
A source at the school said the teacher proposed love to the now grade 7 pupil when she was in Grade 6. From that time he used to kiss and fondle her breasts. This year he allegedly carried the girl into her office where he sexually abused her.
"This year he carried the girl into his office and instructed her to lie down and he fondled her breasts, touched her private parts and kissed her. The girl is not talking about sex but there is strong suspicion that there was sexual intercourse. Last week the teacher physically assaulted the girl with a whip and it is then that she reported the abuse to her grandmother," said a source.