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Former Form Six Learner Commits Suicide At ZRP High School

An 18-year-old Form Six learner committed suicide at ZRP High School around 5 PM on Monday, 13 March.

ZRP Senior Staff Officer (Press and Public Relations), Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi identified the pupil as Prince Tawonezvi.

Asst Comm Nyathi said police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident. He said:

The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the tragic and unfortunate death of an upper sixth student, Prince Tawonezvi (18) at ZRP High School on 13th March 2023 at 1700 hours.

The student allegedly committed suicide in circumstances that are now subject to investigations.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police expresses condolence to the Tawonezvi family and students at the school.

The suicide at ZRP High is the fourth reported incident of school-going teenage suicides in the country in March.

Earlier this month, 14-year-old Rumbidzai Chimusasa committed suicide in a school toilet at St Maryโ€™s Secondary School in Chikanga, Mutare after she had just been reprimanded for her wayward behaviour by her grandmother.

Last week, 15-year-old Jayden Saudan, a Form Three pupil at Hamilton High School, committed suicide after drinking poison.

On Sunday, a Form One learner at a private school in Luveve suburb, Pauline Moyo, committed suicide by hanging.

In Other News;

Harare City Council has bowed down to pressure from motorists following an uproar over the US$132 fine the local authority was charging for failing to pay parking fees on time.

Last week, the councilโ€™s subsidiary, City Parking, deployed its marshals who were clamping all vehicles whose owners were delaying paying US$1 parking fees.

SEE ALSO:ย Hre City Council Makes US$180 Million Per Month From Clamping

Motorists who delayed paying the US$1 parking fees were fined US$132 for their vehicles to be unclamped.

Addressing council officials on Monday, 13 March, Harare mayor Jacob Mafume said motorists who delay paying parking fees by two hours will be allowed to pay. NewsDay quoted Mafume as saying:

We have developed a protocol that a motorist first pays US$1. However, because of delays of two hours, the motorist will be allowed to pay for the arrears ticket.

Those motorists with large sums of arrears are the ones to be clamped for failure to pay the stipulated (fee).

We delayed the implementation of towing-away and storage charges. The ticket was US$229 for towing and storage on the same day.

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