21 April 2017, Masvingo – The new Helen McGhie Primary School head Sheilla Deve and her family spent two cold nights sleeping in the open after outgoing head Horuno Zengeya failed to vacate the school house on time, TellZim News has learnt.
It is understood that Deve arrived from Mashava with her belongings on Saturday night, April 8, but had to camp outside with her family and goods because Zengeya and his family had still not moved as per expectation.
When contacted for comment, Deve refused to comment, referring all questions to the District school Inspector or the Provincial Education Director (PED) Zedius Chitiga who told TellZim News he was in the dark about the development.
“I am not aware of that issue but I will make inquiries and give you the information,” Chitiga said.
A source privy to the developments, however, said Zengeya was reluctant to leave the school.
“He feels he is being pushed out although he has been on retirement for five years now. He has been working on short-term contracts since his retirement but this time, the government has decided not to give him any more contract. He feels he has worked very hard to transform the school such that he can’t just leave empty-handed,” the source said.
No comment could be obtained from Zengeya by the time of going to print.local