A teacher at a Chipinge school that is rocked by allegations of Satanism is suing three of her workmates and a traditional leader for $300 000 in defamation charges.
Precious Mundende of Chimana Secondary School under Chief Mapungwana accuses the workmates of reporting to her superiors that she is a witch.
She says in her court papers that she was recently transferred to Gaza High School because the defendants wrote a letter to Chipinge District Schools Inspector implying that she was a witch.
Mundende was transferred alongside two other teachers who went to different schools following the closure of Chimana over Satanism allegations.
The Satanism spell allegedly saw a female teacher Catherine Kamanga dying under mysterious circumstances last year while students collapsed and lost consciousness after seeing snakes in the classrooms.
“You are summoned that you do within 14 days after the service of summons upon you. Enter or cause to be entered with, and also the Plaintiff herein ZW RTGS $ 300 000 being defamation damages together with interest at the prescribed rate from the date of summons to date of full payment a temporae morae and costs particularly where of one endorsed hereon.
In default of your doing so, you will be held to have admitted the said claim. Plaintiff may proceed herein and judgement may be given against you in your absence but that on payment within the said time, judgement will not be given against you herein and that before the expiration time of the said time, you so pay or lodge with the plaintiff consent to judgement,” reads the document that was stamped on April 9, this year.