Teacher hangs self in toilet

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A temporary teacher at Mupemano Primary School in the Madlambuzi area of Plumtree on Sunday hanged himself in a toilet allegedly after the school authorities discovered he was having an affair with a Grade Seven pupil.

Matabeleland South police spokesperson Sergeant Loveness Mangena yesterday confirmed that Dion Dube (26) was found hanging in the toilet.

“The information we got is that Dube had a love affair with the 14-year-old girl,” she said.

“The affair was eventually discovered by the school head. When Dube got wind that the head was aware of the affair, on March 11 he hanged himself in a toilet at his cottage.”

Mangena discouraged teachers from having affairs with school pupils.

“Children must report any proposals made by their teachers or any abuses to the headmaster and parents,” she said.

Investigations into the matter are still underway.