The missing Profile 6 of former Pakati students…meet Joakem Njenje

Joakem Musindo Njenje

My name is Joakem Musindo Njenje, and I was born in 1977 at St Pauls Hospital, Musami. I lived in Njenje village near the bus-stop known as pachuru.

I was at Pakati Primary school from 1986 to 1992, then at Pakati Secondary school from 1993 to 1996. My favourite subject was Geogeaphy, and I was an actor of dramas, together with my friend Bothwell Riside. My favourite sport was soccer.

After OrdinaryLevels I spent the whole of 1997 farming, before working as a store keeper from 1998 in Harare where I stayed for 5 years.

In 2001 I then married my intelligent and lovely wife, Lydia Mangwani. She went on to join the Ministry of Health for 3 years as a student nurse. She qualified in 2007, and she currently works at St Pauls Hospital in Musami. We are blessed with 2 girls (Devine Njenje & Hamilton Njenje) and a boy (Disney Njenje).

I later worked for Bakers Inn for 4 years, but due to economic hardship I had to start my own piggery. Unfortunately this was also affected by economic crisis in Zimbabwe. Now we have opened Oasis Poly Clinic, at Musami Cross, along the Harare-Mutoko highway.

I am still in touch with some of my former schoolmates, notably Bothwell Riside, Regina Tsinya and Eddie Dzapasi among several others.


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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