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Rusununguko High crowned ZIMFEP athletics champions

Story by Providence Maraneli

RUSUNUNGUKO High School has been crowned this year’s Zimbabwe Foundation for Education with Production (ZIMFEP) Schools Athletics Competition champions in a tournament held at JZ Moyo High School in Insiza at the weekend.

The field and track competitions pitting all ZIMFEP schools countrywide saw Rusununguko High School dominating all the events amassing 20 gold medals, 6 silver and 8 bronze medals.

ZIMFEP Director Mr Gideon Chiukira took the opportunity to urge youths to pursue sport as a career, words also echoed by ZANU PF Deputy Secretary for Education Research and Ideology Cde Rebecca Fanuel.

“Together we are shaping the future of our nation by nurturing the talents and potential of our youths,” said Mr Chiukira.

Cde Fanuel added saying, “ZANU PF and the government are dedicated to see you prosper, no to drug abuse, no to early marriages. Let us be focused on school and sport.”

The government has empowered ZIMFEP schools to promote skills training, sport and education.

“I have witnessed the transformative power of athletics and the incredible impact it can have on individuals and society. As government we are there to support all the initiatives that can change lives,” said Matabeleland South Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Evelyn Ndlovu.

After dominating all the events, Rusununguko High School walked away with a trophy, 20 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze, with George Silundika coming second with 6 gold, 8 bronze and 5 silver, while Chindunduma One High settled for 3rd position with 2 gold, 5 bronze and 7 silver.

Mavhudzi, Chindunduma High 1 and 2, Fathima, JZ Moyo, Rusununguko, Nkululeko and George Silundika High Schools participated in this year’s ZIMFEP athletics competitions.

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