A teacher collapsed and died in front of shocked colleagues and pupils at a primary school in Bulawayo’s Njube suburb on Friday.
Freddy Murimirajaoba, 53, abandoned a Physical Education lesson after complaining of a headache, colleagues said.
He was taken to the headmistress’ office at around 9 AM where he collapsed and died.
An ambulance called to the scene arrived only after three hours.
Bulawayo police spokesman Inspector Abednico Ncube said: “I can confirm that police are investigating the sudden death of a 53-year-old teacher at Mtshede Primary School who collapsed and died in the office of the headmistress.
“We have information that the teacher had not been coming to school for a few weeks owing to poor health, and the headmistress had called him in to understand more about his health troubles when he suddenly died.”
Murimirajaoba, of Mt Darwin, was taking the Grade 3 class and had been at the school for 10 years.