The Mathematics teacher who got arrested for assaulting a student at a Harare learning institution was today sentenced to perform 630 hours of community service at Parirenywatwa Hospital.
Micheal Chingwaru (29) appeared before Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga and was slapped with a 36 month jail term of which 18 months were suspended on conditions of good behavior.
In passing her judgment, Mrs Tarungiva said the court considered Chingwaru a first offender who failed to control his anger and the three nights spent in the cells gave him a glimpse of how it feels like to be on the other side.
She also said that corporal punishment has been outlawed.
The State had argued for a custodial sentence to deter the practice in schools.