Hovelmeier came out after a local newspaper threatened to write an article exposing his sexuality. The following day, a law firm hired by some of the parents threatened legal action against the school Contact Gay in Zimbabwe on Messenger its board did not resign, according to a letter by the firm seen by the BBC.
Mr Msipa thought it was in the college's best interest if Mr Hovelmeier "communicate directly to stakeholders in an open, transparent manner". Footage of an emergency parents' meeting on 24 September showed participants angrily shouting at one another.
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Politics Home Parliaments Brexit. They also cited the country's Section 73 criminal law that criminalises gay sex, and said that their clients therefore reserved "a right to place criminal charges against your staff member". The British curriculum boys school was founded in and admits boys from the age of 12 to 18, its website says.
Follow us on social media. Some commended his bravery for coming out while others are enraged by his decision do it in front of students.