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School Trip Ends In Tragedy As Pupil (17) Drowns

School Trip Ends In Tragedy As Pupil (17) Drowns

A 17-year-old Lower Sixth pupil at First Choice Academy in Harare drowned in Nyangombe River in Nyanga during a recent sightseeing tour.

Prince Matiza from Waterfalls, Harare, was part of 100 pupils and six teachers who had travelled from the capital on a tour of the picturesque Nyanga tourism facilities, among them, the Nyangombe Falls.

Efforts by one of the teachers, Elijah Matanhire (34) to rescue Matiza proved fruitless as he had lost consciousness and later died.

Matiza reportedly sneaked from the chalets where they were camped and went to the falls without notifying either ZimParks authorities or any of the teachers about the swimming expedition. Said a Zimparks official:

It was a sad and unfortunate development. This has never happened before. We usually accompany guests on their tour of the falls, but we learnt that the pupil sneaked from the camp, and proceeded to the falls where drowned while swimming.

Acting Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka confirmed the incident. He said:

We can confirm the death of Prince Matiza, a Lower Sixth pupil at First Choice Academy in Harare.

Prince was among 100 pupils and six teachers who had gone to Nyanga on a school trip.

Matiza sneaked from their camp and went to the falls without notifying the ZimParks team.

He drowned, and a teacher, Elijah Matanhire (34) was one of the first people to attend the scene.

Matanhire searched for Matiza’s body and retrieved it. He was unconscious and died upon admission at Nyanga District Hospital.

He appealed to people to be cautious when playing near water bodies.

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13 Comments

Nkust 6 months ago

Pane vamwe vanhu vanemweya saka muungano pane ma experts vanoona vanhu vakadai, isu takaenda ku kariba pakaita umwe aida kuzvikanda muna Zambezi angodongorera pasi tikamubata vanoziva vanhu vakadai vanova identify takaenda ku chinhoi caves munhu iyeye akaramba kudzika pasi kunoona mvura iya yemu cave asi taive takatoisa ziso paari saka zvichida pa trip iyi vanhu vese vakaita carried away nekunakigwa pakasave neakananzerera behavior yeuyu kty hana kugadzikana


Tinotenda David 6 months ago

I don't blame teachers vana vako mazuvano inhubu kisateerera,


Blackberry 6 months ago

Veduwe vana havanzwe kani. Mugoni wepwere ndeasina, dai wanga urimudzidzisi yu would understand it letter


nyasha 6 months ago

Ngatisangodai kutsvaga wekupomera mhosva apa......inga mumba mune vabereki mwana anotiza wani.This boy was mischievous and he got into trouble


African 6 months ago

Ma teacher akaenda ne vana havana kuita basa chairo rakakwana, sekutumwa ngavainge vaitwa ne chikoro, their role was to make sure all pupils are safe and sound, aka sneaker sei vanga varipo


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Chief Justice 6 months ago

Something not adding up. If he indeed sneaked out the search party could have started somewhere else not the people.
Means someone saw him drowning and failed to rescue him.


Gogodera 6 months ago

Mosva ndeyemwana asingadzwi

Unknown 6 months ago

Something not adding from the story.
The boy sneaked out . It means not one knew where boy went. And failed rescue mission means someone saw him drowning and tried to rescue. If he indeed sneaked out it could have taken time to search other places other than the pool


CMS 6 months ago

Ko kana akasiya hembe paside pepool

cleopatra mativenga 6 months ago

zvakaoma sure kufa asati aona kuri kuenda hupenyu,,,,


Unknown 6 months ago

So sad inga vana varkuganhurirwa hupenyu ava nezuro 2 vakarohwa nemheni kuchitungwiza ma form 3...may their Saul rest in peace


Mama bee 6 months ago

Nhai Mwari chiiko chiri kumboitika kuChitungwiza nhai Mwari mweya wacho soo ka irikuda vana ava vasat vamboziva hupenyu

jnjuga dzarema 6 months ago

shem inga ma 1 chaiwo


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