Headmistress In Court For Theft Of School Property
A Rugare Primary School headmistress has appeared in court on allegations of stealing the school’s timber and asbestos sheets.
Investigations established that she planned to use the asbestos and timber to build a fowl run at her residence, The Herald reports.
Calister Tarisai Matsitsiro (58) was facing theft charges when she appeared before a Harare magistrate.
The court heard that on August 18, 2022, Tarisai Matsitsiro went to a grade 7 class and requested some students to go and load 22×3.6 metres of endurite asbestos sheets and 5×6 metres of pine timber onto the school bus.
It is alleged that during the loading of the asbestos and timber Themba Mangwiro who is the deputy Headmaster inquired as to where the asbestos and timber were being taken to and was told they were being taken to the school head’s residence in Rugare for use in the construction of a fowl run.
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It was later established that the timber and asbestos were taken without the approval of the school SDA.
The magistrate remanded her out of custody on free bail.