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    Accident wrecked Mandava High truck ‘registered’ in head’s name


    ZVISHAVANE – Parents at Mandava High School in Zvishavane are up in arms against the school development committee (SDC) and the head after it emerged that a brand new school truck (Toyota D4D) bought from South Africa in 2014 was initially registered in the name of the head, Cuthbert Mutumhe before an audit raised the red flag.
    The truck is now a write-off after it was involved in an accident two weeks ago in Kariba, killing Amaveni High head Stanslous Mugwada while three other occupants including Mandava High head escaped with minor injuries.
    Many parents are worried that the car's insurance papers may not be honoured because of the alleged registration anomaly but Mandava High SDC new chairman Chimbimbo Taruvinga allayed the fears and told The Mirror that the registration papers had since been changed into the school's name and are in order.
    Taruvinga told The Mirror in an interview that the vehicle was indeed initially registered in the head's name for purposes of importing it from South Africa but was later transferred into the school name and this was done October 8, 2015 following recommendations from auditors.
    "Parents have no reason to worry about insurance; the vehicle is fully covered with a comprehensive insurance from Cell Insurance. It is on full cover after $1 270,80 was paid for insurance through ZB bank on January 8, 2017.
    "Initially the vehicle was registered in Mr Mutumhe's name when it was imported from South Africa but was later changed and registered in the name of Mandava High School following a recommendation from the auditors' findings in 2015," said Taruvinga.
    Efforts to get comment from Mutumbe were fruitless.local news
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