School head, teacher in fistfight


PUPILS at Baobab Primary School in Victoria Falls were on Tuesday treated to free drama after the school head, Grace Ndlovu, was allegedly involved in a fistfight with a male teacher on the school grounds for reasons which could not be ascertained yesterday.

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The drama started unfolding at around 10am when the school head, Grace — wife of former Victoria Falls town council chamber secretary Phillip Ndlovu — picked up a quarrel with a Grade Three teacher only identified as Chakazero.

After some moments of shouting and arguing, the row degenerated into a fistfight in the presence of other school teachers.

“It happened so fast and pupils were peeping through the windows,” one of the teachers revealed.

“They had to be restrained by Mr Sibanda, who teaches Grade Sevens after they had exchanged some blows.

“The school head is said to be rough to members of staff.

“They always complain about her conduct, as she is said to be a bully and short-tempered.”

The source said after the pair had been restrained from pummelling each other further, Ndlovu retreated to her office, while Chakazero left the school premises for an unknown destination.

Chakazero reported for duty the following day, but yesterday it was reported that the headmistress did not show up.

Efforts to get a comment from the two were fruitless.

This is not the first time that the school head has been involved in a fistfight as she was in March 2014 arraigned before the courts for allegedly assaulting her husband’s lover, Sithembile Ncube.

The two had exchanged harsh words and Grace struck Ncube twice on the head with a fist.

Her husband restrained them.