|Blind man assaults school head|
|Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:58|
A 37-year-old visually impaired Gutu man assaulted a primary school head he accused of excluding his brother’s children from getting school fees assistance under the government’s Basic Education Assistance Model (Beam) programme.
Mharadze had begged the court to be lenient on him on the grounds that he was visually impaired and survived on begging.
Prosecutor Ms Agatha Gabriel said on March 20 this year Mharadze went to Chidembo Primary School in his home area and confronted Mr Mukaro, accusing him of having excluded his brother’s two children from benefiting under Beam.
The following day, Mharadze returned to the school where the School Development Committee was meeting in the headmaster’s office.
This did not go down well with him and he became violent, hitting Mr Mukaro with his walking stick.
Mharadze’s wife saved Mr Mukaro from further assault after she restrained him, prompting the meeting between Mr Mukaro and the School Development Committee to end prematurely.