A Bulawayo man, Zebediah Mavuma, known for controversy whenever he attends a school meeting claims to have beat upA� Moroka Magaya, who is Mzingwane High Schoola��s headmaster, for allegedly running down the school.
a�?I lost my temper and had to beat him. The matter was reported to the police and I even went to court where I pleaded guilty and the magistrate warned and cautioned me,a�? he said.
Mavuma had attended a School Development Committee (SDC) meeting where he started with accusations levelled at the Headmaster.
a�?I pointed out that the school headmaster had run down the school while we pay a lot of money in the region of $500. As a result an argument broke out,a�? he added.
Last week Mavuma caused a scene at Coghlan Primary School accusing the headmistress of imposing SDC chairpersonA� Rev Kapofu.
He stands by his actions.
a�?Ia��m a principled person, as such I was not happy when the SDC chairperson who has been the chairperson for the past four years stood to address the meeting. I stood up and seized the microphone from him and told him straight to his face that he cana��t address us because he was not the elected chairperson but was imposed by the headmistress Mrs Jain Ndlovu,a�? he said.
When contacted for comment SDC chairperson Rev Kapofu refused to shed light on the matter but chose to refer this reporter to Bulawayo Provincial Education Director.