Tynwald School Bus Accident | Death Toll Rises, Claims A Teacher
The accident which claimed six Tynwald High School students who were on their way to Nyanga has claimed another victim – a teacher – raising the death toll to seven.
Described by his headmaster as one of the best teachers at Tynwald High School, Chamunorwa Rukwanha was well liked by the learners.
However, yesterday, he lost the biggest battle of his life at the Avenues Clinic.
The Geography and Sociology teacher had been battling for his life for the past two weeks, H-metro reports.
He sustained head injuries when the school bus overturned after the driver lost control.
Tynwald High School headmaster, Kennias Matimba, confirmed Rukwanha’s death.
“The school has been robbed of another life again,” said Matimba.
“The death came after all admitted children, and staff members, had been discharged from hospital.
“One of the teachers was discharged and is now using a wheelchair.
“Mr Rukwanha was among the best teachers we have and was so jovial and most students liked him,” said Matimba.
A number of Tynwald High School students visited the late Rukwanha in hospital.
Some of his students are expected to sit for the Geography exam today.
Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Republic Police have finally arrested Tynwald High School driver Machimbidzofa Chamunorwa almost three weeks after he went into hiding following the Nyanga bus accident.
Chamunorwa went into hiding following the horrific accident, which left almost 40 school children and teachers seriously injured.
According to state media, Chamunowa was arrested in Harare after the police learned that he was going around expressing condolences to the parents of the deceased pupils through an intermediary.