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    Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    Bikita District Schools Inspector passes away


    BIKITA – The District Schools Inspector (DSI) for Bikita Zacharia Makopa (61) is no more.
    Makopa died in Harare on December 2, where he was due for dialysis after falling ill for two weeks.  He was buried at Mashate Resettlement Area in  Masvingo District on December, 3.
    The late was taken to Nyika Clinic when he first fell ill and was then transferred to Masvingo General Hospital, then Makurira Memorial Clinic and to Harare where he was due for dialysis.
    However, doctors could not perform the required dialysis on Makopa because he had low blood pressure and this situation remained until he died.
    Dialysis is the process of removing, by artificial means, excess water, solutes and toxins from the blood of those whose kidneys have lost the ability to perform their functions.
    Masvingo Provincial Education Director, Zedius Chitiga confirmed the death and described Makopa as a humble man who was dedicated to his work.
    "Makopa was a hardworking man, very committed, humble and produced his results very well.
    "We have lost a great educationist, a mentor and a true leader in Bikita", said Chitiga.
    Makopa was DSI in Masvingo District before being transferred to Bikita in October 2016 where he served until his death.
    He was born on July 5, 1956.
    "Makopa was a visionary man, he worked very hard and encouraged his juniors to be professional and dedicated to their work; we have lost a true leader . I learned a lot from him", said Abison Kanyemba,  who worked with Makopa at Bikita District Education Offices.
    However, there was drama at the funeral when Makopa's family refused to organise the ceremony accusing the Bikita District Education Office of having something to do with the death of Makopa.
    Sources said Makopa family members based their allegations on a similar death of former Bikita DSI who died in the same month last year. 
    The education officials who came were at first chased away by angry Makopa family members.
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