By Staff Reporter
A Marondera school headmaster is facing the sack from Council on allegations of taking instructions from former ZANU PF Councilors and being arrogant towards incumbent Councilors.
Cherutombo High School headmaster, identified as Mr Tandi, was given a vote of no confidence by the MDC-A controlled Council and could lose his job soon.
Full Council Resolution
Recent Full Council minutes seen by this reporter indicated that the Health, Housing and Community Services committee recommended to full Council recently that the headmaster be removed from the school.
The minutes further state that the recommendation was adopted by the Full Council before the matter was handed over to management for finalisation.
In an interview with this reporter, Marondera Mayor, Cllr Chengetai Murowa confirmed the matter and blamed the headmaster for finding himself in the situation he is now in.
“It is true that in one of our Full Council meetings we resolved to remove the headmaster from our school over his arrogant behavior to councillors.
The Headmaster is Arrogant
“What he fails to understand is that Cherutombo High School is owned by the local authority and what that means is that he should take instructions from us and no one else,” said Cllr Murowa.
He said they have noted with concern that the headmaster is taking instructions from former ZANU PF councillors who dominated the previous council when enrolling students.
He alleged that during enrolment times, three former ZANU PF councillors who are Rodwell Makoni, Joel Munjaranji and Paul Masikati bring long lists of students looking for places at the school and are normally given top priority by the headmaster whilst sitting MDC-A councillors’ requests are not entertained.
“I personally experienced the discrimination after I approached him with a plea to have a desperate resident’s child enrolled at the school. The headmaster was very rude to me and turned down my request,” said Mayor Murowa.
He added that they have since handed over the matter to the town’s management for finalization.
When contacted for comment, Marondera acting Town Clerk, Rinashe Nyamuzihwa confirmed the development and said they are in the process of engaging their lawyers to see how best they can handle the matter.
“Take note that we are dealing with a whole headmaster here who is very educated and if we do not play our cards correctly, we will end up reinstating him or paying him a lot of money, that is why we have forwarded the matter to our lawyers,” said Nyamuzihwa.
He said whatever action they are going to take will be in accordance with the law.