Sex scandal rocks school


AN administrator at the Salvation Army-run school, Usher Girls High, is allegedly sleeping with a Form 5 student (name withheld), whose parents disowned her after they discovered the affair which is believed to have begun when she was in Grade 6.


According to a source in the institution, Major Joshua Jochore asked from the girl’s parents if she could help him with kitchen chores in return for school fees payment and the parents consented.

“However, instead of playing a parenting role, Jochore slept with the minor and the parents discovered it,” the source said.

“They tried to report the case to the police, but they failed as Jochore bought their silence with $5 000.

“To conceal the case further, he offered to take care of the minor, but instead continued sleeping with her.”

The source revealed that the matter came to light in November 2013 when three students — the girl in question, her friend and another girl — fought over the administrator.

A hostel aide, Nonsikelelo Sithole, reportedly summoned them, but failed to quell the feud and ended up calling the school matron, Major Florence Shayamano, the source said.

Southern Eye is in possession of a video clip of the girls revealing Jochore’s scandals.

The two, Shayamano and Sithole, tried to keep the matter under the carpet for fear of tarnishing the image of the school.

After Jochore had discovered that his illicit relationship had been exposed, he reportedly transferred the matron to another Salvation Army school in Harare and fired Sithole.

The matter, according to a source, has become the talk of the school.

Contacted for comment yesterday, Jochore promised to visit the Southern Eye to explain his side of the story, but did not pitch up.

His Harare bosses, chief secretary Leen Kwenda and Colonel Tinei Mambo referred all questions to the school’s public relations officer.

“We do not have such information and you can go and get it from the person who gave you,” he said.

Efforts to get comments from Sithole and Shayamano were fruitless.


  1. this goes to show the extent of the corruption at the institution. Instead of saying go back to who told you they should investigate. Some one a parent for that matter has lost a job because some one cant keep his pants zipped

  2. these things have been going on for a long time and there a so many other things that a not yet out and i say well done to the one who did this report .What about the school money that he is using for his personal use can that be exposed too.

  3. Truth of this matter will come a s a shocker. Let investigations continue, but who really would allow an institution that has held our pride for so long be devastated overnight by an “expatriate”… I do believe the entire truth will be a shocker, however parents, do not withdraw your children, wait till the truth comes out. Who knows, may be too much is concealed or its only job politicking games……

  4. Im so analytic. The whole story is alleged not investigated. How does a paper publish a story without visiting the school? From the story I see a war in which one of the alleged workers throwing back dirt in the administrators face to avenge being disciplined. I would have bought the story if any of the key people would have confirmed eg the head, the girl in question or the students. I foresee southern eye being dragged to court and spending money on the school, idividuals.

  5. Thanks for exposing such stories because there are a lot of cases of abuse going on in such public institutions. We thank you Southern Eye. l however want to encourage you to engage in more investigative journalism and give us more detailed hidden facts as opposed to give us the obvious of a story. For instance this story could have been dressed up more by voices of for instance parents of the child, the other victims including the girl concerned, authorities at the school, the police who are alleged to have received 5000 USD to ignore the case, district or provincial education office, etc. All these voices are critical. For instance investigative journalism would have given us detail about gender based abuse, corruption-police, poverty, etc. So thank you but do more next time. In fact please we request that you make a follow up on the story and get deeper because there seems to be more to it than reported so far.
    Thank you.

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