Teachers at Simango Basic School in Kazungula district have threatened to abandon the school due to alleged increasing incidences of
witchcraft at the school.
The teachers, who declined to be named told ZANIS in an interview in Kazungula today
that the problem of witchcraft has been haunting the school for a long time adding
that the stay of teachers at the school has been made very uncomfortable.
One of the female teachers disclosed to ZANIS that strange and mysterious happenings
were constantly being observed at the school.
She lamented that female teachers at the school were spending sleepless nights
because suspected wizards were allegedly having sex with them in their sleep.
A check by ZANIS at the school found teachers and members of the community gathered
waiting for Kazungula District Education Board Secretary to come and address them
over the increasing incidences of suspected witchcraft at the school.
Teachers have since proposed that a Witch-finder should be brought in to cleanse the
school of evil spirits.