Parents demand for the sex scandal findings at Kasama Girls school

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Terry Schwartz SDA Secondary School pupils (in front) and other
delegates during the official launch of the School on Wednesday

Scores of Parents in Kasama district have expressed concern over the delay by the team investigating the sexual abuse scandal at Kasama Girls secondary school in Northern Province.Parents are demanding that the findings be released.

They told ZANIS that they wanted the investigation results to be announced soon to avoid panic among parents.

One of the parents, Josephine Mutambo who spoke on behalf of other parents said it is way after three weeks since investigations started and to date no update has been given to the public.

Ms. Mutambo added that the announcing of investigation results will simmer down suspicions on the matter .She called on women organizations championing the plight of the girl child to rise to the occasion and ensure justice prevails on the matter.

Ms. Mutambo also appealed to other relevant authorities to intervene in the matter so that the findings into the alleged child molestation at Kasama girl’s secondary school is accelerated.

*Below is the confession by a pupil that went viral:*

The Tears of Kasama Girls Secondary School pupils

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to all Zambian on behalf of all sexually abused pupils at Kasama Girls. I am in Grade 12 and have been at the same school for 4 years now.

Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters; the problem we have been having here is that of being sexually abused by our watchmen and some few male teachers. I say few male teachers because majority of male teachers here are very respectful to us except for a few.

Well, we have a problem at this school. Our night watchmen (plus some few male teachers) like having unprotected sex with a lot of pupils at night to the extent that a lot of us have been aborting. Last year alone, about 22 girls were impregnated by these merciless members of staff (Teachers and Watchmen). I am also one of these victims. On the fateful day last year, I happened to come late from town and found the gate closed. Unfortunately, I was out of bounds illegally and I was supposed to face the wrath of school rules. I found the watchman at the school gate who threatened to report me to the administration for further judgment. At Kasama Girls, when you are taken to the administration for out of bounds offence, you are either expelled or asked to call your parents, and a lot of girls who rather sacrifice their bodies than reaching these extreme levels.

Fearing to be punished and sent away on CP, I humbled myself before the watchman and pleaded for his mercy. The watchman agreed to forgive me on condition that I give him sex. I tried to explain to him that I was about to start attending and that my parents back home taught me not to have sex with any man outside marriage but my plea fell on deaf ears of the sexually excited man whose primary desire was to destroy my virgin just as he (together with his watchmen and teachers) has been doing to other girls for years. He cheated me that he had a special medicine (umuti) that prevents him from impregnating school girls.

After more than 40 minutes of refusing, I gave in after he threatened to terminate our discussion and report me to the T.O.D (uncompromising female teacher). He is old (40) as my uncle who keeps me but his sexual activity was like that of a 25 year old man on sexual drugs. He warned me not to shout as that would attract other people’s attention.

I am 17. After that brutal sexual encounter, he allowed me to go to my dormitory and never reported me to the administration the following morning. I was affected emotionally and my close school mates detected my change in behavior, I became mood and lonely, but never disclosed to anyone abort my sexual encounter with the school watchman.

But alas, during the holiday (December 2016), I started feeling week and discovered I was three months pregnant for this watchman. I was forced to abort without the knowledge of my uncle and untie and I am now back at school for Grade 12 Term One.

But on Tuesday this week when I told my friends what had happened to me, I was shocked to be told that a lot of them had similar experiences. Starting from Grade 8 – 12, most girls are sexually abused by teachers and watchmen especially if you are caught OB. Even people cooking for us have also joined. Some hungry campus girls sell their bodies in exchange for extra food from the school cooks.

At KG (Kasama Girls), when you are caught with a phone or Outside Boundaries, you are forced to Call Your Parents. And in order to avoid calling your uncompromising parents or guardians some of whom are situated in far flung places, you are forced to sleep with Watchmen and Teachers who are size of your same parents. And when you come from poor family where your parents don’t give you enough pocket money, the school cook becomes your sexual friend, just for bevula.

Now fellow citizens, how can you help us? Some of us wanted to get a transfer s to our sister girls boarding school Chinsali in Muchinga Province, but we were warned by girls there that the situation was the same if not worse. We were told Kasama was much better now because teachers fear Mr Kalumba the P.E.O. Our PEO can be the best in Zambia because he doesn’t tolerate nonsense. But unfortunately, his close jurisdiction is not extended to these sexually abusive auxiliary officers. I wish he (PEO) could visit our school and address us in secrete (outside teachers’ presence) so that we could air our views.

So how can you help us fellow Zambians? We are your children. If this has not affected you directly, it must affect u in the other way because nearly all of u have female relations who are still in school, whether boarding of day. A lot of girls here are complaining, but we are fearing to be sent back home to call our parents. Some girls have lost their lives while trying to abort these unwarranted pregnancies coming from the same people that are supposed to take the positions of our parents or guardians. While, it is true that some of the girls enjoy having sex with teachers and watchmen plus cooks, majority of us are just being forced. I am a living example.

I will never forget when the watchman forced me to have sex with him and ended up aborting his baby boy pregnancy. Please help us, also help girls at Chinsali Girls. Help before most of girls finish school with pregnancies and HIV/AIDS. It is outside majoritarian girls’ instincts to open legs to people that are our parents academically.

SEXUALLY ABUSED KASAMA GIRLS PUPILS (20th JANUARY 2017).

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    This makes my blood boil, especially looking at the sacrifices most parents and guardians undertake on behalf of there little ones. Then Chi Malonda cha leta confusion…!
    Whoever is in charge of this case please publish those findings.

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      Are you demanding for pictures? Leave the kids focus on school not discussing sex with us parents.

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      A number of things are not right, firstly very sad for these people to be doing such acts. secondly why would these girls be out-of-bounds in the Night? where did they come from. The unfortunate part is that some of our younger girls can be a problem as well. They go for blesser/ Yo ballies to make cash. very sad and teachers / the watchman should e fired.

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    About time the parents became involved. Look at what the parents of children at St Mary’s achieved when they were fighting against building of the mall. Kasama and Luwingu Girls Secondary school parents need to start a similar campaign in order to get results. Unite and Conquer!

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    “She appealed to relevant authorities” It’s the same relevant authorities that sitting on the case.

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    Ati ” He is old (40) as my uncle who keeps me but his sexual activity was like that of a 25 year old man on sexual drugs”. As a virgin she could tell the difference?

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      You dont to be an *****, if you dont have what to say shut your f**king cunt. Did you read anywhere where she said she was a virgin? Virgin or not no one is supposed to undergo such an experience, especially in a school setting! Shame on you, shame on you for trying to mock someone’s pain. This biggest the reason Zambians like you have that hinder over progress at developing because instead of looking at the problem and sympathizing with it, you are there jugding and making stupid remarks, shame on you.

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      Equally shocked here. While losing virginity she was able to tell that performance was way beyond normal. Anyway KG has some intelligent girls who are good at science. Scientist can explain things in detail even if they have never experienced or seen them.

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    For you the author of the document, I will start by blaming you why you decided to go out of bounds and come back to school at awkward time. Your going out of bounds brought about your encounter with a watch man. To some extent you are to blame! On the other hand teachers and you uneducated watch men and cooks take advantage of the venerability of the girl child, especially those that want to live far beyond what the parents or guardians can afford! Love for expensive phones and food in most cases bring about vulnerability for the girl child.

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    Meanwhile lungu pardoned general kanene a well known pedophile. So how can we fight this scourge when the president endorses touching little breasts

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    The culprits shud not just be expelled from employment but they shud also be persecuted, proscuted and blacklisted. WAI UKULA FUKILILA UTWANA!

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    This is common practice in employment, universities, colleges, even in politics and political parties girl child uses bottom power. It is the girl child to take 90 percent of the blame, since they want favors from teachers and lecturers.

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