Women for Change Executive, Lumba Siyanga has condemned the alleged defiling of a 7 year old female pupil from a Kindergarten Private School in Mtendere township by a 50-year-old headmaster of the same school.
Ms Siyanga said it is saddening that the incident happened in a school environment where children are supposed to be protected from such vices.
She said if perpetrators of defilement can be found in schools then children will not be protected because schools are supposed to be the second safest place for them.
Ms Sianga told ZANIS in an interview that it is shocking that the Headmaster who should lead as a good example by ensuring that the children are protected and secured can be involved in such an act.
She observed that if the rights of the girl child can be violated in a school environment then the children will be demoralised and can result into some of them dropping out of school for fear of being abused.
Ms Sianga said standards of child protection in all schools should be enhanced so that children are well protected and secured whilst in school.
The girl in question is alleged to have been defiled by the Head teacher a Mr Banda last Monday within the school premises during lunch hour.