The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Acting President Mujuru Lives to Her Word

ACTING President Joice Mujuru has donated two laptops to two form one pupils and has also unveiled a one year school fees bursary scheme for them as part of her efforts to encourage youths to value education.

The handover of the laptop was a fulfilment of a commitment which she made during a handover of a hostel at Eiffel Flats primary school constructed by Chegutu businessman Mr Dexter Nduna.

The hostel was in honour of his two children Nqobile and Makomborero who died in a road accident last year.

The event was attended by Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu who presented the laptop on behalf of Acting President Mujuru and Mr Nduna as well as one of the parents of the children.

In a brief handover ceremony, Minister Shamu commended Acting President Mujuru for living up to her word, a feat that some people should emulate.

"As leaders we should not make false promises. People will not forget, so we want to thank the Acting President for fulfilling her promise," said Minister Shamu.

"We see through her leadership. She exudes good characteristics of being humble, honest and sincere. This is an accomplishment of a virtue that we would want to see in our youths who are the future leaders of our country."

The two pupils are Ropafadzo Ngwerume who is at Goldridge College in Kwekwe and Kudzwaishe Chisveto from Watershed College in Marondera.

Ropafadzo's father, Mr Chamunorwa Ngwerume commended the Government for its commitment to education.

"We feel humbled and honoured to receive this gesture. We fully appreciate Government's effort to support education," he said.

The pupils were selected after they correctly answered a quiz that was conducted during the handover ceremony of the hostel while they were still in Grade 7.

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