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Crime Fighters: School of Graft

The principal of Jomvu School, Mrs. Gongo, collapses at Parents’ Day in front of colleagues, parents and pupils and falls into a coma. The police soon find out that she was poisoned –but why? Was it the act of some ill-meaning colleague who wanted her job? Or someone who did not agree with her anti-corruption campaign at the school? Inspector Upide investigates but makes little progress. Awa, a young trainee teacher, starts looking for clues herself. Little by little, she finds out that what happened to Mrs. Gongo could have to do with her own secret mission at the school – unveiling the systematic abuse of pupils by teachers who promise them good grades in exchange for sexual favors. This story was written by James Muhando (Kenya).
English South Africa Society & Culture
10 Episodes

#1 Kiss of Death

Mrs. Gongo, the principal of Jomvu School, collapses during Parents’ Day. What happened to her?
Season 1 / Episode 1 9 min

#2 Ear to the Ground

It turns out that Mrs Gongo, the principal at Jomvu School, has been poisoned. Who could have wanted to harm her?
Season 1 / Episode 2 9 min

#3 Talking to a Brick Wall

While the police start to question some of the students to find out who could have poisoned the school's principal, trainee teacher Awa does her own research…
Season 1 / Episode 3 9 min

#4 Knight in Shining Armour

Trainee teacher Awa confides in Inspector Upide about her suspicion that some teachers of Jomvu School have been abusing their students. His reaction surprises her.
Season 1 / Episode 4 9 min

#5 Surrounded by Wolves

Trainee teacher Awa encounters some problems in her job which strengthen her suspicions about graft at Jomvu School, but also gets help from an unexpected ally.
Season 1 / Episode 5 9 min

#6 Outing the Truth

Awa wants to find out whether the principal’s poisoning and the alleged cases of sexual abuse at Jomvu School are related – how will she go about it?
Season 1 / Episode 6 9 min

#7 Down Memory Lane

Finally Awa makes some progress: she has found important evidence and has new plans to proceed with her secret detective work.
Season 1 / Episode 7 9 min

#8 Cat Out of the Bag

Mrs Gongo wakes up from her coma. The first person she wants to talk to is Awa. What does she want to tell her so urgently?
Season 1 / Episode 8 9 min

#9 The Unmasking

The case of Mrs Gongo’s poisoning seems finally solved, but Awa doesn’t give up on her aim to end sexual abuse at Jomvu School and starts confronting the culprits.
Season 1 / Episode 9 9 min

#10 Wages of Sin

Awa discusses concrete measures with colleagues and students to fight sexual abuse in schools.
Season 1 / Episode 10 9 min