MASVINGO – Troubled Helen McGhie Primary School held elections for the School Development Committee (SDC) on Saturday which turned out to be nothing more than shuffling of old faces.
The elections were held at a time when the district education office has sent a team to the school to investigate grievances and allegations raised by parents through a petition.
Roberto Murigoma who was the deputy chairman is the new SDC chairperson in an election where at least 500 parents out of a potential 1 200 cast their votes. The Mirror could not get Murigoma who is an administrator at Masvingo City Council’s comment.
The former chairman Tinashe Mutema who was accused by parents of alleged bad governance did not contest the elections.
Tinaye Chitsungo who was secretary of the old committee retained his position.
Murigoma is deputised by Roina Charumbira. Magret Sibindi is the new secretary. Wellington Muza, Alfred Chingwara and Tilda Kanyenze are committee members.
The newly elected SDC committee will work with a RTGS$22m budget proposed by the Mutema led committee and approved in April for adoption.
Parents who spoke to The Mirror said the new SDC should address fees increment and investigate the head, Sheila Deve for alleged corruption.