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Educationist Susan Mutero-Makombe dies

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Educationist Susan Mutero-Makombe dies



MASVINGO – Susan Mutero-Makombe, a prominent teacher for children with special needs and a devout Catholic has died.
Makombe, born to the prominent Mutero family of Mutero Mission in Gutu died at Makurira Clinic at 3am today after complaining of chest pains.
The Priest-in-charge at Saints Peter and Paul, Father Magundani announced the sad news during morning mass today and dedicated the evening adoration prayers for her. He said Makombe was a catechism teacher and was coming to teach children until a few weeks ago when her doctors advised her to take a rest.
He described Makombe as a dedicated Christian.
“She was quite well and we talked a few days ago. She was a dedicated Christian and always came to teach catechism to the children. Our prayers are with her as she joins the Kingdom of God,” said Father Magundani.
Her daughter Tendai said her mother’s death came as a surprise because she was the one who prepared the evening meals. The problem arose at around 1am when she complained of chest pains and was rushed to hospital.
“My mother was loving and caring. She was a pillar of strength for the family,” she said.
Mbuya Makombe was born on August 12, 1956, at Mutero Mission in Gutu. She did her primary at Mutero Mission and her O Levels at Mukaro Mission.
She did a secretarial course in Harare and later enrolled for a diploma at Bondolfi Teachers’ College.
Mbuya Makombe had affinity for children with physical and mental challenges and spent her career in tutoring in that area.
She taught at Bondolfi after graduation and moved to Henry Murray School for the deaf. From there she transferred to Ratidzo Zimcare School in Mucheke, Masvingo. She retired in 2018.

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