by Mugove Tafirenyika 06/03/19
A war veteran from Mashonaland Central Province who went berserk late last year and savagely assaulted 116 pupils at a local primary school for alleged indiscipline has been jailed. Solomon Samu was handed a three year sentence by magistrate Tendai Muchena following his actions. Samu confronted the deputy headmaster, Paddington Musake, last year in October demanding the right to beat up all the children at school because of “ïll-discipline”. In passing judgement said the former freedom fighter violated the rights of children in his actions. Samu tried to plead the cause based on suffering from trauma from the effects of war which was not attended to after the war but Muchena argued that it was impossible for the effects to last for forty years. despite the incident happening last year, Samu was only arrested last year despite the school and officials filing an immediate complaint, it was done after the intervention of parents and the Social Welfare Department.