Guni parents lock head, deputy out of office

Tawanda Homba
Gutu – As reports of alleged corruption increase in schools throughout the country, the School Development Committee (SDC) at Guni Primary under Chief Makore in Gutu have locked the school head Violet Mawere and her deputy Lovegod Munago out of their offices.
The offices were locked last week on Tuesday at the end of an SDC meeting.
The Acting Provincial Education Director, Shylatte Mhike did not have a report on the matter when The Mirror called her.
The parents decided to act against the two after Munago allegedly withdrew $15 000 from the school account in Masvingo for the procurement of cement and Grade 7 text books but only handed over $4 000.
This is not the first time that the head and her administration has been involved in running battles with parents over abuse of school funds.
Maria Mubayiwa, the SDC vice chairperson confirmed the development to The Mirror and said the decision was taken after meetings with Gutu Rural District Council which runs the school and the District Schools Inspector, Ronald Muganhu.
Muganhu said he knew nothing about the issue although he held a meeting with the parents.
“We have locked the offices and taken away the keys and we have reported the matter to relevant authorities. We are tired of the abuse of resources at the school so these offices will not open until the Ministry takes its two teachers,” said Mubaiwa.
The head pleaded with the committee not to report the matter to The Mirror, said Mubaiwa.
Mawere’s number has been on the voice mail for the past four days.
Munago could also not be reached for comment as his number remained continuously unavailable.
“We met officials at Gutu RDC and the District Schools Inspector and they we submitted letters listing our grievances to them. We were shocked to hear from Gutu RDC that the school is not paying its dues to the local authority,” said Mubaiwa.

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