The stunned pupils at the scene of the incident
A dramatic incident took place
at a Makomo primary school pupil in Epworth area of Zimbabwe after a student allegedly turned into a snake-like creature after he was provoked by his classmates. The alleged incident happened yesterday morning at the school when the pupils were in the school garden, according to H-metro
Narrating the incident, pupils of the school said the grade five boy got angry and fell on the ground where he turned into half snake half human creature.
“He had the head of a human and the body of a snake,” one of the pupils said.
Sources said when the incident occurred the boy’s classmates took to their heels and fled
the school seeking refuge at their respective homes where they informed their parents of what had transpired.
However, Makomo primary school development committee chairperson, Peter Mudzengerere said the boy was just angry, but did not change into a snake as was being alleged.
“The child in question is of ill-health. So when he gets sick he starts behaving in a funny way. Whenever he is provoked by others he roars like a lion. From what I heard he did not change into a snake, but he was so angry that he made a very strange face that his fellow pupils got scared and ran away going home.
"He is in grade five and he has since been moved away from the rest of the pupils so that they will not make fun of him or come up with different stories. He was in the garden with his fellow classmates and I guess he was provoked. He could have made a strange face and scared them away.
"This is about the fifth time that this has happened. Today some parents from different churches came and prayed for him. This is our school and it is our duty as parents to sort out such issues. We will have a meeting with parents this Saturday so that we discuss the issue,” he said.
The incident forced parents to withdraw their children from the school to avoid ‘contamination’ from the boy.
Makomo primary school development committee chairperson, Peter Mudzengerere
Speaking to H-Metro, one of the parents said: “All I want is my grade 2 child who is in the school. I do not understand why they have closed the gate. Who is going to protect my child?
“Now they have resorted to dispersing us using teargas yet all we want are our children. Manje hatibvi pano vasati vatipa vana vedu,” fumed the worried mother. Another parent, a father to a Grade 3 pupil, echoed the same sentiments adding that it was not the first time such an incident had happened.
“What is surprising is that it is not the first time this has happened. It has happened plenty of times, but the school authorities have done nothing about it.”
As a parent I get worried for my child because I do not know how safe she is.
“The headmaster should give us access to our children so that we take them home because we are scared. “That child should be transferred from the school because we cannot continue risking the security of our children.” he said.
The parents, who mobbed the school entrance, were dispersed by the police who fired teargas canisters at them. However, they were not quick
to go away as they were still lingering around the school in their numbers shouting and demanding
to have their children released. Some said they were scared that the school authorities were condoning Satanism as they were failing
to take action on the boy’s weird actions.