By Memory Chivhunga
Students from various schools and other institutions of learning yesterday said they feel grieved following the tragic death of six Tynwald High School students in a road traffic accident last Friday.
The students were buried yesterday at Glen Forest Memorial Park in Harare.
“We truly hoped these pupils will see the shining of the sun on yet another day as they are our future leaders , but it went otherwise and their days had to be cut short,” said Ashwyne Vambe at student at Christian College of Southern Africa
Collen Zambe a student at a local school said the tragic death her brought a sad moment to an otherwise peaceful term.
“Given that our academic year had been ravaged with industrial actions. This term had been quiet and we had hoped to end the year on a high but boom this tragedy strikes. It pains to have such young students die that way. May their families be comforted during these trying times, I wish those in hospital a speedy recovery,” said Zambe
Another high school student said , ” we also wanted to see our fellows reach their potential in life and become better people that their parents wished them to be.”
Melody Chawapiwa a form three student at a city college said the students’ death had cast a dark cloud on the academic calendar.
“This is a dark moment on the academic calendar. The way they died is painful and I can imagine how fellow students from their school have received it. I pray that God gives them strength,” said Chawapiwa
The school has since suspended lessons for some students who are not sitting for examinations.