40 High School Students Arrested For Malicious Damage to Property
8 November 2021

Forty Gokomere High School students have been arrested for malicious damage to property after they allegedly destroyed dining hall window panes at the Roman Catholic-run institution.

The riotous students are also accused of attacking two police officers who had been called to investigate theft of food items from the high school dining hall.

According to sources the students also went on a rampage and damaged school head Mr
Aquanos Mazhunga’s vehicle.

More police re-enforcements were then called to bring the situation under control leading
to the arrest of the 40 students.

Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa referred all the
questions to national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said he was attending a meeting and would comment later.

The arrest of the riotous students follows another riot by learners at Mashoko High School
in Bikita two weeks ago who also went on a rampage until police were called in to contain
the situation.

-State Media