Female teachers and students at a Zimbabwean Primary School have fled from the institution claiming that a mysterious baboon sexually abuses them at night. Sources at the school who cannot be named for professional reasons said female members of staff would wake up without their underwear or with signs that they had sex overnight. Nigerian Camera reports:
“One of the teachers said she woke up towards midnight on July 10 and saw a man with a baboon in her room. She said she screamed and the two disappeared through a wall” said a source. A villager, Samson Ncube, 70, said other teachers rushed to her room and when they heard her story, they called for an emergency meeting with village elders.
Ncube said the meeting was held on Saturday July 11 and the teachers said they would not spend another night at the school. “They said they were being sexually abused by the baboon. Everyone’s story came out with some saying they had been afraid to speak out because they weren’t sure of what was going on,” he said.
Lessons for the 439 pupils have been suspended as only the headmaster, Mandlenkosi Maqeda, and two male teachers have remained. They said 10 female teachers fled after the baboon, suspected to be a goblin, had been terrorising them for a month. Tsholotsho district education officer Kelvin Mathe said the matter was under investigation. He, however, declined to give details and referred questions to the Matabeleland North provincial education director Boithatelo Mnguni.
“We got a report from the school about a troublesome baboon and we’re still investigating,” said Mathe. Mnguni could not be reached for comment. According to villagers, the baboon has been appearing at the school for the past one month and a number of meetings have been held at the school to try and bring a solution to the disturbances.