MAUN: Strange happenings associated with Satanism no longer haunt Maun Senior Secondary School, the North West Regional Education Director, Acronews Maseko, has said.
In his address to stakeholders during the review of the 2014 Ngamiland Primary Schools Leaving Examinations recently, Maseko said the horror has ended thanks to prayer. Previously, there were reports of blood smeared on classrooms, body parts of dead dogs or snake heads found in the classrooms. It is alleged that some students from the school also attended devil worship sessions in caves. However, Maseko has said that no such incidents were reported last year.
“Acts of Satanism in schools have ended due to prayers by different churches in the village,” he said. He claimed that all the devil worshiping students and satanic cult leaders have reformed, found Jesus and have now returned to school.
“I can confirm that we have readmitted the self-declared cult leader back to school. He is born again,” he said. Maseko was apparently referring to a former Maun Secondary School student, Letsoseng ‘Zakes’ Kedumetse who caused a shock last year with claims that he is a ‘beast’ with spiritual powers. He added that he possess spiritual powers to rival those of Prophet TB Joshua of Nigeria. Devil worship has been blamed for the burning of classrooms at Maun Secondary School and the parts of a dead dog and the head of a cobra at the school. In another related incident, a group of teenagers turned the usually quiet river side caves into a feared ritual site. In reaction to the spread of Satanism, Ngamiland authorities organised mass prayers while the tribal leaders ruled that anyone found to be worshiping Satan should be flogged at the Kgotla.
Maseko said that there is a new concern of fresh cases of student-teacher relationships in junior secondary schools in Ngamiland. He warned that disciplinary action will be taken against teachers involved in love affairs with students. He said investigations into reports of teacher-student relationships at Shakawe Senior Secondary School have resulted in the dismissal of some teachers, while disciplinary proceedings have been launched against others.