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AAG clashes with school head

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Affirmative Action Group (AAG) members here have clashed with the headmaster of a privately-run school, Goldridge Primary, over allegations of racism, nepotism and favouritism.

The economic empowerment group is accusing the headmaster, Anthony Brous, of handsomely rewarding white workers while discriminating against their black counterparts.

AAG Kwekwe branch secretary Owen Matava told NewsDay yesterday white teachers at the school were reportedly earning above $3 000 a month with blacks taking home just a little over $700.

“We cannot have that situation attaining in Zimbabwe in this day and age. Remuneration cannot be determined by skin colour as if we are still in the pre-independence era,” said Matava.

Matava said they had since raised their concerns with the school board.

“We hear he (Brous) does not even have respect for the board which is predominantly led by blacks. He is reported to have walked out of meetings with them saying he did not respect them.”

Board chairman Joe Phiri confirmed the stand-off and said they would convene an extraordinary general meeting with all board members to discuss the allegations.

“It will be too early for me to comment on this matter because we are yet to speak with the headmaster as a board and this we will do very soon. Once that is done we will be able to talk to the press,” said Phiri.

Brous declined to comment over the allegations, saying he could only do so after the planned extraordinary general meeting.

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