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    Prominent cancer mother’s son gets 14As’



    NKULUMANI MLAMBO

    MASVINGO
    – The son of the late prominent cancer patient Muchanyara Mataruse who died in December last year has attained 14As' at O level.
    Tinashe Howera, who did his O Levels at Gokomere and struggled with fees as her mother battled a nagging nasal cancer is one of the Province's best O Level students.
    Part of of Howera's fees was actually raised by The Mirror as the organisation sourced funds for the treatment of his mother for cancer.
    Mataruse had almost completely recovered from the ailment after support from many well wishers and in particular Dr Killer Zivhu. Another prominent politician who contributed towards the cause is former Senator and minister Dzikamai Mavhaire.
    Howera, the first born in a family of two dedicated his incredible feat to his late mother.
    He had no time to worst as it was studies and studies even during weekends when others would be playing and relaxing. He is a bookworm.
    "I was always involved in group discussions and every day I slept after 11pm studying because my aim was to get the best results at the end," said the soft spoken Tinashe.
    On being asked if he expected to get 14 straight As he said it was a surprise.
    "I thought I would get 13As and a B, the outcome was a big surprise for me," he said.
    He said at 'A' level he is going to do Maths Physics, Chemistry and Technical Graphics as his intention is to enrol for a degree in aerographic engineering in South Africa because the programme is not available locally.
     Tinashe was born in 1998 at Chiredzi General Hospital and enrolled at Hellen Mcghie for grade one. He was at the school up to grade four, he joined Runyararo primary for grade 5 and 6 before going back to Hellen Mcghie for his grade 7.
    In 2012 he went to Gokomere for his secondary education until 2015 when he completed his O levels. Tinashe was not only good in class, he was also in the Gokomere quiz team which went all the way to the national finals during the Book of Africa Records competitions in 2015 and they came out number four.
    In 2015 he got the best student in class and the whole stream, best in Geography, History and Maths he also scooped prizes in the quiz team. education
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