Brawl at school as armed teacher threatens to kill headmaster for refusing to sign leave forms


Jacob Mugwira, a teacher at Choverere Primary School manhandled his school headmaster, Boy Chikwavava, by his waist belt after he allegedly refused to sign his leave forms.

The case was heard at the Mwenezi Magistrate Court last week where Mugwira was facing disorderly conduct charges.

Mugwira, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, was acquitted at the close of State case after the school head’s side of the story differed with the version of two other State witnesses.

In acquitting Mugwira, magistrate Honest Musiiwa expressed dissatisfaction over the case, which he said was not worthy the court’s time, insisting that both the accused and the complainant’s conduct resembled child’s play.

Argued by prosecutor Willard Chasi, the State case was that on March 06 last year at around 07:20 hrs, the two had a misunderstanding while at work.

During the squabble, Mugwira held Chikwavava by the belt and tie while pushing him around.

The court further heard that Chikwavava managed to flee but Mugwira chased after him threatening to kill him.

Chikwavava locked himself in his house and Mugwira, armed with a spear and machete, broke the door down and the two tussled.

Chikwavava managed to escape and went straight to file a police report leading to Mugwira’s arrest.

In his defence, Mugwira lashed out at Chikwavava saying he exaggerated the whole incident saying they only had a small misunderstanding which never turned violent.

“The truth of the matter is that he is exaggerating. The headmaster is just abusing his powers at the school. He does not want to see me there and at one point in time he attempted to have me fired,” argued Mugwira.

– TellZim

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