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Ndarama High SDC chair booed, voted out

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Ndarama High SDC chair booed, voted out

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BRILLIANT MUKARO

Mirror Reporter

MASVINGO – Familiarity breeds contempt.

That may not be the case with former Ndarama High School Development Association (SDA) chairman, Ray Muzenda but after serving for 18 years in that post, he had a disgraceful exit on April 9, 2022 when parents booed and refused to listen to his report.

The parents later voted him out of office. Parents got even more agitated when the SDA treasurer failed to attend the meeting to present his report in person. They again refused to listen to the treasurer’s report that was about to be read by the SDA bursar.

Parents called for the suspension of the bursar.

The meeting attended by hundreds of parents and graced by Ottilia Maramwidze, a Government schools’ inspector, accused Muzenda of abusing power and concealing transactions from them.

The parents resolved to switch from a school run by the SDA to one run by a School Development Committee (SDC) which they observed has a less powerful chairman in its constitution.

The move was endorsed by Maramwidze and parents then resolved to hold elections which saw Muzenda and his lieutenants being booted out.

The new school chairperson is Enesia Chekacheke, the vice is Peter Chigaba, and the secretary is Anacoleta Mwenezeka while the two committee members are Robson Pauwa and Wellington Muchemwa.

Maramwidze expressed her displeasure at the long time that it took the parents to meet after the Covid19 lockdown. The school was run by Muzenda for the last three years from 2019 until Saturday without calling any parents’ meeting.

Maramwidze however, urged parents to bury the hatchet and focus on the future for the good of the school and the children.

One contentious issue at the meeting was the money borrowed by Muzenda from BancABC allegedly without getting the green light from the parents. The US$600 000 was used to build a school laboratory. https://masvingomirror.com/

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