Community Service For Violent Maths Teacher

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.

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