Abusive Teacher, Freeman Chingwaru Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Abusive maths teacher Freeman Chingwaru has been sentenced to 36 months in prison.

However, 18 months were suspended on condition that he will performs 630 hours of community service at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

Chingwaru, a teacher at Harare Einstein Tution Centre pleaded guilty to assault charges when he appeared in court on Saturday.

He was represented by Advocate Joshua Chirambwe instructed by Mukudzei Moyo.

Chingwaru told Harare magistrate Judith Taruvinga that although he pleaded guilty to the charges, he had committed the offense while he was overwhelmed by anger due to the student’s misbehavior.

He said when he brutally beat up the student he was suffering from toothache which was stressing him and as a result he failed to control his anger.