RELATIVES of the missing St Mathias Tsonzo High School student, Livingstone Sunhwa, have planned to stage a demonstration today at the school.
In an interview with H-Metro, family spokesperson, Sylvia Paunganwa, says the protest was meant to raise their concerns about the whereabouts of the 19-year-old Livingstone.
He was last seen in December last year, under the custody of the headmaster, Maxwell Sambona.
According to Sylvia, Livingstone was believed to have broken into the school’s tuck-shop, with his gang, and stole biscuits, roasted corn (mhandire) and Zap Nax chips, which were later recovered.
For the offence, he was arrested by the police who brought him back to school and handed him into his headmaster’s custody.
This was meant to help him write his Form Four final exams.
Sylvia also claimed that before the disappearance of Livingstone, on December 6, he was beaten both at school, and at the police station, as punishment for stealing.
She said during the demo the people would be searching the school premises for the missing teenager.
“We have decided to do this demonstration because we are not getting any sensible answers from the authorities, such as the school, the police and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, since Livingstone went missing.
“Hopefully, we are going to search the school and the surrounding areas, with the help of the police, and community.
“And, if we don’t find him, we want the higher authorities to intervene in this case so that we can look for Livingstone effectively and lawfully.
“The demo will start at 8am (today).
“We need answers from the headmaster because Livingstone was a boarder, his home is in Dangamvura, Mutare.
“He stayed at school and the headmaster is the last person he was seen with,” she told H-Metro.
H-Metro reached out to Manicaland police spokesperson, Inspector Norbert Muzondo, who could not comment at the time of going to press.