Zambian Teachers Threaten to Leave School Over ‘Invisible Sex Witches’

According to school staff in Siavonga, Zambia, “invisible sex witches” are causing problems for teachers and local administration.

The Zambia Daily Mail reports that teachers at Nashongo and Makaba primary schools in Siavonga, Zambia, are living in fear of invisible sex with witches. Teachers have threatened to leave the schools after sexual abuse incidents were blamed on invisible witches. The teachers said they will leave their posts “if the wizards and witches continue with their acts.”

The invisible sex incidents were reported by both male and female teachers. Chief Sinadambwe of the Tonga-speaking people said he has received teachers’ complains of sleepless nights and bad dreams allegedly caused by wizards and witches.

“The male teachers complained that they have been having sex with women they cannot see. This has been happening to them for about three weeks.”

Female teachers experienced the same incidents, Chief Sinadambwe said.

“She said while sleeping next to her husband, an invisible man undressed her and had sex with her,” he said. He said when she woke up, she found herself naked and her nightdress and underwear were on the floor. Chief Sinadambwe said when the woman asked her husband if he had intercourse with her late in the night, he expressed ignorance. “The husband started wondering who could have done that to his wife,” he said.

Chief Sinadambwe said they are working to resolve the issue. The chief is seeking the government to help resolve the matter.

The teachers have packed their belongings in readiness for departure if the wizards and witches continue.

Chief Sinadambwe assured the school teachers that this problem will be resolved as soon as possible. The chief also appealed the teachers not to leave their posts and to drop their intentions to leave the schools.

According to Zambian Eye, teachers and pupils at Chipoka Primary School in Senior Chief Nsokolo’s area in Mbala also reported witchcraft sexual abuse incidents at night.

Mbala District Commissioner (DC) Best Kabulembe threatened to close the school if the witchcraft activities continue. Teachers are living in fear because of these witchcraft activities. Following numerous complaints, Kabulembe has requested the community at Chipoka to stop harassing the teachers and pupils through witchcraft.

After the sexual abuse incidents, teachers at Chipoka school reported feeling insecure and many plan to quit their jobs, which would result in closure of the school.

Kabulembe said this was the second time teachers ran from the school, with the first being in 2006 when the school was almost closed after all the teachers deserted the institution over similar reports of witchcraft harassment.

Kabulembe has contacted with the Parent’s Teachers Association (PTA) to discuss issues with the community for the benefit of their children.