A concerned teacher at Kabwata Basic School has alleged that there were a lot of defilement cases going on at the school and aurthorities at the institution were covering the scourg because they were involved.
The teacher, who did not disclose his identity, appealed to the Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare, the police, the Young Women’s Christian Association and others to visit the school and neighbouring villages to unearth the scam.
The teacher revealed that there were ten (10) pregnancy cases at the school involving school girls below the age of 14 and school authorities were covering them up.
He appealed to the social welfare team to move in quickly, saying the scourg had taken root and many young girls might become victims if the current offenders were not punished.
The teachers also alleged that even some unnamed police officers in the area were involved, adding that such officers should be punished because they were supposed to be custodians of moral values and upholders of the rule of law.
He said the situation was a serious matter that required quick attention and action to save the lives of the girls whose future opportunities might be ruined by such barbaric adults.
The concerned teacher said there was need to punish the culprits publicly so that others would-be offenders could learn that the rule of law was not segregative but applicable to all.
Copperbelt Police Chief, Antoneil Mutentwa, when reached for a comment could not confirm but asked for more time to get to the details on the ground.