A schoolteacher has been suspended in
Zimbabwe for allegedly giving pupils the choice of being caned
or suckling her breasts.
The woman faces a disciplinary hearing
after one of the pupils reported the 'punishment' to his
parents, reports the Herald.
The boy claimed he was asked to choose
between suckling the teacher's breasts or receiving 100
strokes of the cane for being noisy. The boy chose to suckle
the teacher's breasts, as did 14 others, according to the
The headmaster of the Harare school
summoned the teacher to respond to the allegations. The
teacher allegedly admitted forcing the children to suckle her
breasts but could not give reasons why she had done so.
Harare provincial education director
Tomax Doba confirmed the incident and said that his office had
been furnished with a report from the school. "We received a
report from the school and the report says it happened. We
have already advised them to make apolice report and the
teacher is likely to face child abuse charges," Mr Doba said.