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Girl’s plight benefits school

By Gilbert Munetsi

The plight of a Chikwaka girl, who lost an arm and a leg in an electrocution accident some five years ago, has benefited her new school.

According to a programme made available to this publication, Mashonaland East Provincial Minister Apollonia Munzverengi will be officiating at Vellah Misodzi’s Gosha Secondary School where a handover of donations by a parastatal will be conducted.

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz), through its corporate social responsibility programme, has decided to go beyond just supporting Misodzi to giving the school computers.

Sixteen-year-old Vellah tripped on a live Zesa cable while on her way home from school and the near-fatal accident resulted in amputation.

For five years, she had been out of school due to inability by her mother to raise her school fees.

But after publication of the young girl’s ordeal  by The Standard, Potraz come on board to pay Misodzi’s tuition and will on Tuesday officially donate an artificial leg to her.

However, her school will be the biggest beneficiary as Potraz has indicated it will donate computers.

Other high-profile personalities expected to grace the occasion are Potraz director-general Gift Machengete and the MP for Goromonzi South Ozias Bvute.

Bvute has assisted Vellah with stationary.

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