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Teacher Arrested For Pupil Rape Attempt

A TEACHER at Entumbane High School in Bulawayo has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to rape a Form One pupil from the same school.

Edwin Shamu, a History teacher, allegedly attempted to rape the pupil in a bushy area located within the school's premises on Wednesday at about 12PM.

The pupil is said to have screamed for help and the teacher escaped from the scene.

It was not immediately clear if Shamu was one of the pupil's teachers.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Precious Simango said an attempted rape case was reported from the school.
Teacher Arrested For Pupil Rape Attempt
"I can confirm that police arrested a male suspect who attempted to rape a school child at Entumbane High School premises," she said without giving further details.

A source at the school said after committing the crime, Shamu allegedly went back to the school's classroom blocks pretending as if nothing had happened.

"The pupil screamed for help and was heard by two men who were nearby. This led to the teacher escaping from the scene. He went back to the school as if nothing had happened. However, the child told the two men who had come to rescue her about what her teacher tried to do," said the source.

He said the girl was accompanied to report the matter to school authorities' by the two men.

"The school authorities reported the matter to Entumbane police resulting in his arrest," said the source.

A Chronicle news crew visited Entumbane High School yesterday and officials at the school referred questions to the provincial education offices.

Bulawayo provincial education director Dan Moyo said the matter had not reached his office.
Source: Chroncle
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