DC threatens to close School due to Witchcraft sexual abuse

Teacher and pupils at Chipoka Primary School in Senior Chief Nsokolo’s area in Mbala in Northern Province are living in fear  due to rampant witchcraft sexual abuse at night.

Zambia News and Information Services reports that Mbala District Commissioner (DC), Best Kabulembe has since appealed to the community at Chipoka to stop harassing the teachers and pupils through witchcraft.

Kabulembe said Chipoka  primary school risks closure because teachers at the learning institution were insecure due to continued reports of abuse of girls and teachers at night through witchcraft.

The DC who was accompanied by the District Education Board Secretary, Alice Kamwi said this on Tuesday when he addressed members of the community at Chipoka following numerous complaints of wizards abusing girls and teachers by sleeping with them at night.

He threatened to close the school if teachers and pupils continues to live in fear because of witchcraft activities.

Kabulembe said this was the second time of such reports of teachers running ways from the school, the first being in 2006 when the school was almost closed after all the teachers deserted the institution over the same witchcraft harassment

The DC has since tasked the Parent’s Teachers Association (PTA) to sort the issues with the community for the benefit of their children who want to learn.