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    Vic High School SDA Chairwoman dies


    – Former Chiredzi Christian College School Development Association (SDA) Chairperson and Victoria High School SDA Chairperson Patricia Chifamba has died.
    She was 50.
    Chifamba collapsed at her house in Eastvale in Masvingo on Saturday and died on arrival at the hospital. She was buried at Maburutse Village at Chatikobo in Gutu on Monday.
    Emmanuel Chifamba, a family spokesperson confirmed the death. Tens of people attended the funeral including Victoria High School staff, SDA members and prominent Masvingo businessman Ignitius Mazambani who is also a former Victoria High School SDA chairperson.
    Speaking at the burial, Vic High School head John Muzamani said Chifamba was a pillar and she was working hard to turn around the fortunes of the school whose standards have plummeted over the years.
    He said among the major projects that she has brought about are a security wall built of brick and cement that is more than a kilometer long. He said some Vic High boarding school pupils had gained notoriety for jumping over the fence and sneaking away from school.
    Vic High has over 1 000 students and is among the biggest in the Province.
    Chifamba had also seen to the refurbishment of a school bus and she ensured that a new school bus which is arriving in the school this week is bought.
    "She was a great assert to the school and her death is a big blow," said Muzamani.
    Before her tenure as chairperson at Vic High, Chifamba was chairperson at Chiredzi Christian College in Chiredzi.
    He husband, Simba Chifamba said the loss to the family was huge.
    "We lost a great person, she was a great mother, friend and companion," he said.
    She is survived by her husband, four children and two grand children.
    Her uncle Crispa Musoni said the late mother was kind and examplary. local news
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