Government kick out Shona speaking teachers in Lupane


Government has bowed down to sustained pressure and kicked out non- Ndebele teachers including a headmistress in Lupane.

State controlled Chronicle reports Monday that Millet Bonyongwe, was transferred with six teachers from Mlamuli Secondary School with immediate effect.

Bonyongwe was transferred to Lukosi Secondary School in Hwange where she will be reporting for duty

“Officials from the provincial education office visited the school last Wednesday to effect the transfer. Four teachers volunteered to move out as well.



The officials selected two other teachers, who were asked to submit their transfer letters as well,” the publication quoted a source saying.

The paper said the six teachers have also been transferred within the province.

Parents shut down Mlamuli Secondary School two weeks ago demanding the removal of Bonyongwe who was deployed to the institution at the beginning of the year, arguing that she cannot speak isiNdebele.

Bonyongwe was transferred from George Silundika Secondary School in Nyamandlovu where she had been a teacher for three years.

Matabeleland North provincial education director Mrs Boithatelo Mnguni declined to comment on the transfers saying she was not aware of them.

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