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    Former Cheninga High head dies

    The late Komborero Mafudze.


    GUTU –
    Komborero Mafudze (74), a former school head at Cheninga High in Gutu South is no more.
    He died at Westend Clinic in Harare on Friday and was buried at Plot number 13 Chidza Zishumbe on Sunday.
    Mafudze brought electricity to Cheninga High, introduced ‘A’ Level, and taped water. He is also credited with expanding the teachers’ compound and introducing computers at the school.
    Speakers at the graveside described him as a disciplinarian and an achiever.
    Attending the funeral was ZIMTA Masvingo, NASH representatives, and many retired school heads.
    “Most of developments that you see at Cheninga were done by Mr Mafudze,” said Goergina Zulu who is the daughter of Mafudze.
    Mafudze came to Cheninga as an ordinary teacher in 1994 and was promoted to the position of school head in 1995. He retired in 2013.
     After retirement, Mafudze became a farmer at his Zishumbe pest in Masvingo Rural along Masvingo – Mutare Road.
    Gorgina Mafudze, a daughter to the late narrated his father’s history.
    Mafudze was born on July 15, 1948 at Mafudze Village under Chief Chimombe in Gutu. He was born in a family of eight.
    He attended primary at Zimbizi in Gutu and ‘O’ level at Alheight Mission. He went to Goromonzi High for his ‘A’Levels and joined Gweru Teachers’ College in 1969. After that he went to  the University of Zimbabwe where he obtained his Physics Degree in 1993 and a Masters with UNISA. He taught at Madzongwe Secondary in Mhondoro.
    From Madzongwe he went to Makumbe Mission in Buhera and Harare High and then Dewure High in Gutu. It is from Dewure that he moved to Cheninga.
    Mafudza leaves behind his wife Alice Gamuchirai Mafudze (70), 10 children and 27 grandchildren.
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