The headmaster and some teachers were reportedly forced to abandon Zumba Primary School in Gokwe, Midlands province, after multiple attacks by menacing goblins.
According to reports, the goblins have been repeatedly attacking the school for about a year.
Five female students were attacked by the creatures before school closed, according to sources quoted by NewsDay.
“Just before schools closed, the goblins attacked five or six girls on the same day. The headmaster ran away after the incident. Some teachers have also left the school. I don’t know if they are going to come back when schools open,” a villager said.
Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro said: “We can’t comment on a witchcraft issue. The ministry can’t do anything about it. Talk to chiefs, they will assist you.”
Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association president George Kandiero said there was need for the place to be exorcised.
“The place needs exorcism. Normally, you need someone who knows how to handle goblins. This is the norm, but this has to come from either the owners of the premises or the people who are being attacked. We don’t just approach people at random. So someone has to own up and state that he or she is being attacked by these things,” he said.