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Teacher charged with sodomizing 10 young students

By Mason White 12:14 PM October 30, 2013
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By: Debbi Gross
A teacher was arrested for sodomizing his students after one student was taken to a hospital with injuries to his bottom.

The primary school teacher in Zimbabwe, has been arrested for allegedly raping 10 children, police confirmed on Tuesday.

Nkosiyazi Sibanda, 24, a teacher in the Longwe Primary School in the Bubi District, Matabeleland North, abused several children since he was hired as a teacher, last year.

It is alleged that the teacher gave his students money in exchange for their silence.

The abuse came to light after an eight-year-old boy told his parents about his ordeal. The parents took the child to the United Bulawayo Hospital, or UBH, where he was treated, and the rape was confirmed.

The case was reported to the police leading to the arrest of Sibanda. As a result of the arrest, other victims come forward.

“I can confirm that we have arrested the Longwe Primary School teacher, who has been sodomizing students. The teacher is cooperating with our investigation,” police spokesperson Siphiwe Makonese said.

“At first, it was one student who came forward about the teacher’s abuse, but after his arrest, nine other victims came forward. We suspect there may be more students who were victimized on several occasions,” Makonese added.

“We do not expect this kind of behavior from anyone, especially from our teachers, who spend a lot of the time with the kids,” a school spokesperson said.