A Gokwe teacher was assaulted by security aides of the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Paul Mavima, after he had allegedly confronted him and started hurling insults 

Moses Matenga

The teacher, Stephen Mangoma, of Mateta (Rujeko) High School in Gokwe, Midlands province, has been hauled to appear before a disciplinary hearing to answer to misconduct charges following the incident.

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights confirmed the incident and that Mangoma will appear before the disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

Douglas Chibvongodze, the school headmaster, is expected to chair the hearing process.

“He was accused of unbecoming behaviour or indecorous behaviour in breach of section 44(2)(a) of the Public Service Regulations,” the lawyers said.

The charge sheet stated that on March 1, 2019, Mangoma allegedly acted in a manner likely to bring the Public Service into disrespect or disrepute by scolding Primary and Secondary Education Minister who is also Gokwe-Sengwa constituency Member of Parliament.

“He was refrained from further confronting him by the Primary and Secondary Education Minister’s aides, who assaulted him before leaving the bottle store,” the lawyers added.

Mangoma was arrested and detained at Gokwe police station before paying an admission of guilt fine.