One of Masvingo’s seasoned educationists, Veronica Madziva who was with Masvingo Teacher’s College for over 30 years is no more.
Madziva reportedly passed away on October 14, 2021 at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after a long illness.
Masvingo Teachers College Principal Benson Mutambudzi confirmed the passing on of Madziva saying the institution had lost a pillar and a staff member committed to her duties.
“We have lost a very committed lecturer who was an asset to the institution and will be difficult to replace. She was a hard-working lecturer who produced results with minimum supervision,” said Mutambudzi.
The 53-year-old joined the institution in 1998 as a teacher and served until her promotion to the post of lectureship in 2012.
She was later elevated to serve as Head of Subject in Health and Life Skills Education a portfolio she held for one year before retiring on grounds of deteriorating health last year.
Born August 25, 1964 Madziva is survived by three kids, she will be buried in Mutsauri village near Madamombe Shopping Centre in Chivi on October 16.
A former student with Masvingo Teachers Ratidzo Ruduwo expressed sadness on the passing on of Madziva whom she described as a motherly figure to every student she interacted with at the college.
“Madam Madziva was very friendly and motherly to every student. She was very humble, helpful and lovely to us as students. This is a great loss to us. All who studied and are studying at the college will always cherish the good works and character Madam Madziva was,” said Ruduwo.
Another student Richard ‘Senator’ Mutetwa said her death is a great loss to the institution.
“The death of Madam Madziva is a great loss to us as students. She was a figure we could approach knowing that she will help us because she would deal with us without fear or favour. I can say ‘zororai murugare amai vedu’ rest in eternal peace our mother,” said Mutetwa.