Midlands state university (MSU) lecturer Reginald Chidawanyika resigns over kissing video with law student Panashe Ashley Hwaviva.
He is also the chairperson of the Department of Procedural Law.
The leaked lewd content indicated and confirmed that the two were romantically involved.
Speaking to B-Metro, MSU marketing and communications director, Mirirai Mawere confirmed the incident and said it happened during the student’s vacation period.
“Normally, immediate suspension and investigations are initiated. Our policy requires that after suspension, disciplinary action follows,” said Mawere.
However, it appears that Chidawanyika has since resigned.
“The lecturer is no longer with Midlands State University, he resigned on Friday last week (10 February 2023). In this case, we no longer have jurisdiction over the affairs,” Mawere added.
Mawere said severe steps were going to be taken if it was a case of sexual harassment.
“The university has a clear sexual harassment policy which sets parameters. We have incidents where students have reported lecturers concerning harassment. In such scenarios, lecturers are suspended to pave way for investigations. However, most lecturers resign before a hearing,” said Mawere.
In 2018, MSU encountered a similar embarrassing incident where a male student committed suicide after finding out that his girlfriend was having sex with a lecturer.
In the latest case, in some videos, Panashe is seen avoiding a kiss from Chidawanyika.
The images, however, seem to tell a different story as the student seems to be happy taking videos and pictures with her lecturer.