Siavonga teachers threaten to abandon school over witchcraft practices
ZANIS, Siavonga 14 July, 2013, ZANIS — Teachers at Nashongo and Makaba primary schools in Siavonga district have threaten to abandon the two schools for fear of alleged witchcrafts.
The irate teachers have since parked their belongings in readiness to go if alleged witcraft practices in the area continues.
ZANIS reports from Siavonga District that Chief Sinadambwe of the Tonga speaking people has confirmed the development in an interview today.
The traditional leader said the teacher’s complained of having sleepless nights and bad dreams due to the alleged witchcrafts.
" The male teacher’s complained to me that at night whilst sleeping they always have live sexual intercourse with women they cannot see. They complained this has been happing to them for about three weeks," he said.
Chief Sinadambwe said the same occurrences were being experienced by the female teacher’s where they could also have sex with invisible men while asleep.
" I received a complaint from a female teacher of Makaba primary school who told me what had happened to her on Friday.
“ She said while asleep with her husband at night a man undress her pant and night dress and he had sex with her," he narrated.
He said that when the woman woke up she found herself naked with semen on her private parts while the pant and a night dress were found on a floor in the bedroom.
Chief Sinadambwe said when the woman asked her husband if he was the one who had intercourse with her at night, as the man she had sex with resembled the husband , the husband refused .
“ This made the husband to start wondering who could do that to her, “ he said.
The Chief has however advised the teacher’s to withdraw their intentions of leaving the schools and assured them that he was busy looking for a witch finder who would help in catching the culprits responsible.
He said that once one is found wanting, he would ensure that he or she is punished accordingly.
Chief Sinadambwe has also called on government to help resolve the witchcraft wrangle between the teachers and the community at the two schools.