A COMMUNITY school in Matabelealnd North’s Bubi district has virtually shut down aftee goblins unleashed a reign of terror, sexually molesting both pupils and teachers who have since fled the area.
Classes have effectively stopped at Majiji Primary School with local area Councillor and a school development committee chairperson both appealing for spiritually gifted people to come to their rescue.
A previous attempt to hire a local apostolic sect prophet popularly known as Madzibaba backfired as the goblin attacks became even more incessant after the ‘prophet’ had performed his rituals.
“Unfortunately, the results did not satisfy the community members as the situation got worse.
“A meeting was held and it was decided that those with spiritual powers should be called in to assist remove the goblins,” Majiji school development committee chairperson John Sibanda said.
“Madzibaba visited the school last week and performed his magic, unfortunately, the ceremony did not yield the desired results because the abuse by goblins has escalated even more.
“The school is now empty because lessons have been disturbed for a full week after teachers left to flee the goblins.
“The female teachers who were terrorised by the goblins came back last Sunday, but complained that the situation has actually gotten worse. They did not sleep last night.”
Another meeting was held last week with different stakeholders at the school, which included village heads, the councillor and parents.
Ward 4 councillor Danisa Siwela appealed doe more spiritual healers to come and assist the school.
“The community desperately needs a traditional healer who will carry out the task well and expose the culprits. We plead with those who are capable of capturing the goblins to come in their numbers to assist us.
“It’s devastating to see what is happening at the school where lessons are now on hold and learners are affected after learning was disturbed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Siwela said.
Meanwhile, Matabeleland north provincial education director Jabulani Mpofu was not reachable for comment.