Veteran educationist Chitsama burial on Friday


Veteran teacher trainer, Caroline Chitsama who collapsed and died on Tuesday in Bulawayo will be laid to rest at her rural home in Mudavanhu Village, Veza area in Zaka on Friday.

Chitsama was one of the longest serving lecturers at Bondolfi Teachers College for over 12 years.

She joined the Roman Catholic run institution in 2012 to April this year when she left the college to join United College of Education (UCE) before her untimely death.

The late educationist died a few days after she had joined the Bulawayo based institution.

She was 59.

Chitsama is survived by husband Kizito Chitsama, 4 children, 3 boys, 1 girl and three grandchildren.

She was born in Denga Village under Chief Madyangove in Chivi, and did her primary education at Denga primary school before she moved to Pamushana High School for her secondary education.

In 1984 she enrolled at Masvingo ZINTEC where she obtained her first certificate in education three years later.

The late Chitsama started her teaching career in 1988 at Zinguo Primary School before transferring to St Anthony Primary School where she taught until 2002.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, obtained from Masvingo State University in 2001 and graduated with a Masters in Educational Psychology at the Great Zimbabwe University in 2006.

The late educationist began her lectureship in 2007 at Masvingo Teachers College for five years before moving to Madziwa Teachers College and spent another 6 years at the institution, before joining Bondolfi in 2012 to April this year  

A devout Catholic, Chitsama’s body will be ferried from Bulawayo and a Mass will be held at St Peters and Pual Cathedral in Masvingo City on Thursday afternoon

After the church service her body will be taken to Zaka for burial on Friday.

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