A teacher at Liebenberg High School in Chivhu was this week arrested and arraigned before the courts for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year old girl that he was giving private extra lessons.
The Masvingo Mirror reported that Alfridge Chitiki (52), a commercials teacher at the Chivhu school found himself in hot soup after the mother of the girl, who is doing Form 3 at a secondary school in Gutu, reported him for fondling the juvenile’s thighs and private parts.
Chitiki spent the night of February 1 in police cells before appearing before Chivhu magistrate Batanai Madzingira, who released him on condition that he pays $5 000 bail and reports to the police once every fortnight. The State did not oppose bail.
It is the State’s case that Chitiki was taking the complainant through a lesson at number 60 Home Industry last week on January 29 and there were just the two of them in the room. Chitiki pulled his chair close to the girl and allegedly fondled her thighs and groin.
Another student entered the room as this was happening and the accused stopped the alleged sexual abuse.
After lessons the girl went home and told her mother and the matter was reported to police leading to the teacher’s arrest.