02 May 2018

Dear St John’s Community

It is with shock and sadness that so many of us yesterday came to know about the sudden passing away of Mhiko Makonese.

Mhiko and his family had become a close part of all our lives since his initial collapse at school not so long ago. On his way to a friend’s home yesterday, his heart gave way again, and all efforts to resuscitate him failed.

It comes as a tragic sequel as all was looking so promising after his first surgical intervention in India. A second intervention was planned later in the year to replace the heart valve. In the meantime it was hoped that the right ventricle would strengthen naturally.

Our gentle and gallant fighter Mhiko will be sorely missed. We will keep Mhiko and his family in our prayers at this moment full of grief.

May his soul rest in peace.

On behalf of Management, staff and all boys.
Cav. C. Trinci
Headmaster

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