EDUCATION AUTHORITIES CLARIFY RULES ON SCHOOL CLOSURE

Written by on July 9, 2019

Education Authorities have reminded school heads that it is unlawful to suspend lessons without ministry instruction or permission. Speaking to Great Dyke News, Zvishavane District Schools Inspector Trynos Mahlokozera said the ministry position is clear in terms of closure of schools.

This comes after some parents at Gresham Primary School yesterday complained after authorities sent pupils back home as staff at the school attended the funeral of Mrs Rugara a senior teacher who passed away over the weekend and was buried yesterday afternoon at Zvishavane cemetery.

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The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe has urged drivers in the Great Dyke to take up the defensive driver learning course and lessen the carnage on the country’s roads.

Speaking to Great Dyke News reporter Tatenda Gwezuva TSCZ spokesperson Tatenda Chinoda said reading the Highway code alone is not enough.

Meanwhile– The driver of the haulage truck that recently encroached  into the center lane and collided head-on with a commuter omnibus at Ngezi Bridge in Featherstone along the Harare-Beitbridge highway, killing 19 people, has appeared at the Chivhu magistrates’ court facing 19 counts of culpable homicide.

30 year old Jeremiah Haisoswi of Epworth appeared before Magistrate Miss Rufaro Panavanhu charged with causing the deaths of 19 passengers who were in the commuter omnibus that was travelling from Murambinda to Harare.

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Bee farmers in the Great Dyke say they desperately need training workshops and stakeholder exhibitions to help them enhance their knowledge and improve productivity.

Great Dyke news’ Savemore Sithole spoke to bee farmer Fanuel Dube from Mbuya Nehanda village in Chromedry, Zvishavane who explained the challenges they face.

In Zimbabwe bee keeping is fast becoming a profitable income generating activity for people of all ages because of high demand of honey and honey related products such as bees wax. The demand for honey is high and its derivatives on the domestic market. The demand on local market has always exceeded supply resulting in very little export.

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