(Harare)The recent development which saw President Robert Mugabe’s son leaving school saw a new twist on Monday when the school opened up to the media for the first time.
A secretary in St Georges school’s headmasters office told ZimEye in an exclusive interview that it is true that Bellarmine Chatunga Mugabe is indeed no longer a student at the prestigious school.
But the headmaster’s secretary used the word ‘voluntarily’ to describe the nature of the withdrawal:
“Bellarmine was not expelled. He voluntarily withdrew from the school himself,” she said.
When our reporter asked further information about the withdrawal in particular the reports of clashes between him and authorities, she however refused to comment.
“That has got nothing to do with the press or anyone else, but Bellarmine himself,” she said.
The internet was awash at the weekend following Chatunga’s ejection from the prestigious school with sources being quoted stating that he had been expelled but the school sought to avoid the possible political implications of the news leaking to the media. One ZimEye reader however claimed that a sports teacher had clashed with the young man leading to the fracas.