The Police Command of Matabeleland North province, northwest Zimbabwe, has informed about the arrested of a primary school teacher, who was accused of repeatedly sodomising at least 10 male students.
According to the reports of the state media on Thursday, a 24-year-old teacher of Longwe Primary School was arrested after an 8-year-old boy reported to his parents that he was sexually abused.
As the investigation went on, more and more victims found courage and accused the teacher of indecent acts, the provincial police spokesman, Siphiwe Makonese, revealed.
It has been learnt that the teacher even paid money to his victims to keep them silent.
The mentioned 8-year-old boy is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital, as the victim suffered severe injuries on his bottom.
According to Zimbabwean law, non-consensual same-sex behaviour is viewed as aggravated assault, and can attract a maximum of life imprisonment if convicted.