TANZANIA: TEACHER SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER PUPIL DIED OF BEATING
March 7, 2019:
A Tanzanian court sentenced a teacher to death on 6 March 2019 after a 13-year-old pupil died from a beating meted out by him in a case that sparked a national debate on corporal punishment in schools. (Sources: Afp, 06/03/2019)
The child, Sperius Eradius, died on 27 August 27, days after the beating for allegedly stealing another teacher's handbag, according to family members.
Judge Lameck Mlacha of the court in Bukoba in the north west, found teacher Respicius Mutazangira "guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime of voluntary homicide" and sentenced him to death.
Mutazangira has the right to appeal.