MASVINGO – Ndarama High School bursar, Henry Chivhanga has tendered his resignation citing harassment and victimisation over a case in which he is alleged to have raped a student in his office a few years back.
However, parents who spoke to The Mirror said that Chivhanga must not resign until a proposed external audit of the school’s books of accounts is commissioned and completed.
The Mirror has a copy of the resignation letter which was written to the school’s head Oddy Matongo.
Chivhanga accused parents of harassing and humiliating him over the rape case even though it is still before the courts. The case was reported in February 2021.
The resignation letter is dated May 3, 2022 and Chivhanga demands that the school accepts constructive termination of his contract within seven days or he will take his case to the Labour Court. He accused some parents of threatening him with unspecified action if he doesn’t leave the school immediately.
“Taking cognisance of the unspecified threat to my person, unwarranted political victimisation, my dignity and self-esteem have been irreparably injured and therefore seek the constructive termination of my employment,” reads part of the letter.
Chivhanga refused to comment on the matter when The Mirror called him.
“It is not the right time for me to comment. Ask the person who gave you that information. I am still talking to my employer so I cannot say anything,” Chivhanga said.
However, Tavengwa Maswera one of the parents accused Chivhanga of trying to run away from an external audit called for by parents.
“We want Chivhanga to prove us wrong, he must wait for the audit and not give excuses over an alleged rape case that happened more than two years,” said Maswera.