Follow-up from ‘Life in the area…’ plus Zimbabwe in lockdown

Thanks to Mr Chifaka, Head of Pakati Secondary school, for the additional pictures. They show the new security bars around the school staffroom which doubles as a computer room, as mentioned in the most recent post

All work was completed before lockdown on 30th March

Also, as I mentioned, some of the teachers have chosen to stay at school. If I had been in Zimbabwe I think I would prefer to be at Pakati rather than in the city. Here is one of them, who is remaining there with her family.

Mrs Munatswa, teacher at Pakati Secondary school

Around Zimbabwe people are now in lockdown…thanks to Councillor Maliki and members of the Ward 14 Murewa whats app group for the following pictures.

Jakobo township, business centre for Ward 14, with the Councillors motorbike in the foreground

Harare is usually a vibrant, bustling city. Not at the moment though…

Coming soon…. I will select some of the older posts to update and re-blog, along with any other new stories I receive from my sources wherever they are. Thanks to all contributors for your help – please keep news and pictures coming whenever you can!

Stay safe everyone please👍


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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