Zim woman donates body to UZ Medical School

CONSTANTINE CHAGONDA
MASVINGO – Rosalie Majecha Chigariro (64), a Zimbabwean woman who died in South Africa on Sunday has donated her body to the University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine to be used in advancing the study of medicine.
Family members who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the arrangement to The Mirror.
The donation is one of the few made by Zimbabweans in the cause of the advancement of science.
Chigariro is heard in one of the audios instructing that after body viewing, her body be sent to the University. She adds that after the studies, the body can then be cremated.
The Mirror has also seen a letter dated 26 July 2021 from the University’s department of Biomedical sciences requesting Nyaradzo Funeral Services to surrender the body to the school.
Rosalie died after she went into a diabetic coma.
The UZ Medical School has been operational for more than 65 years and a number of bodies have been donated to the institution for the purpose of medical studies.
Professor Rangarirai Masanganise who is the Dean of UZ College of Health Sciences said that the University receives bodies from time to time for use in the studies.

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