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Burial arrangements for Bondolfi Teachers’ College Principal announced

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Burial arrangements for Bondolfi Teachers’ College Principal announced


Roseline Mutare

MASVINGO – Bondolfi Teachers’ College Acting Principal, Dr Bernard Berejena who died at Parirenyatwa Hospital yesterday following a road accident will be buried in Berejena, Chivi on Wednesday.
Dr Berejena (63) was involved in the accident on Friday morning as he came from a graduation event at Danhiko Industrial College in Harare.
His daughter Blantina confirmed the burial arrangements to The Mirror. His body will arrive at Bondolfi today and a church mass will be held in his honour tomorrow.
The great irony is that another teachers’ college principal, Benson Mutambudzi of Masvingo Teachers’ which is 80km away died in a road accident on Thursday night as he came from the same graduation function.
Blantina described her father as a principled man, loving father and a provider.
“He was an honest man who was generous with the truth, a cheerful man and a great teacher, ” she said.
Berejena was born on March 5, 1960. He attended St Mary’s Paradza Primary and transferred to Berejena Primary before enrolling at Berejena Secondary School for his ordinary levels.
He obtained a Diploma in Education from United College of Education and worked as a Mathematics and Geography teacher at Vhunjere Secondary in Gutu.
Berejena then joined Rio Tinto Mhondoro High School and rose through the ranks to become substantive headmaster.
He joined Joshua Nkomo Polytechnic College as a lecturer before joining Bondolfi Teachers’ College where he was a Curriculum Studies and Mathematics lecturer. Berejena was also head of teaching practice.
He was the acting principal at the time of his death.
Berejena is survived by his wife Dorothy, three daughters, Blantina, Doreen and Barbara and a son Great Abel.

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