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Ray Bande Senior Reporter
GOVERNMENT will pay school fees for all children who lost parents and guardians during the recent Cyclone Idai as well as provide books to learners in all areas affected by the devastating tropical storm, a Cabinet Minister has said. More than 364 people died after Cyclone Idai ravaged the eastern parts of Zimbabwe on March 15 and 16 this year with Ngangu Township and villages in Rusitu Valley in Chimanimani district being some of the hardest hit. In an interview on the sidelines of his tour of schools in Chimanimani district on second term opening day on Tuesday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavhima said Government will pay school fees for all children who lost parents and guardians during the recent Cyclone Idai as well as provide books to learners in all areas affected by the devastating tropical storm. Professor Mavhima said food will also be provided in schools in areas affected by Cyclone Idai. The Primary and Secondary Education Minister said all schools in Chimanimani managed to conduct normal lessons on opening day while repairing of damaged infrastructure in schools is almost complete. Among the schools that Minister Mavhima toured on Tuesday are Ngangu Primary, Chimanimani Secondary, Vimba Primary, Kwirire Primary, Mutsvangwa Primary and Secondary.