Morn­ing jog ends in tragedy for Nust stu­dent

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A SEC­OND year Fac­ulty of Medicine stu­dent at the Na­tional Univer­sity of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (Nust) col­lapsed and died while jog­ging in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Bryan Ncube was jog­ging along Selous Av­enue in North End sub­urb with his col­league Andile Dube, a third year stu­dent in the same fac­ulty, when tragedy struck.

Nust’s di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions Mr Felix Moyo de­scribed the in­ci­dent as shock­ing say­ing Ncube was one of the most in­tel­li­gent stu­dents in the coun­try.

“We’re told that he got up in the morn­ing and was jog­ging with his friend Andile Dube, a part three stu­dent in the Fac­ulty of Medicine. He started com­plain­ing of chest pains and looked tired. Andile ren­dered first aid to him be­fore ask­ing peo­ple from neigh­bour­ing houses to call an am­bu­lance,” said Mr Moyo.

He said medics con­firmed him dead.

When The Chron­i­cle ar­rived at the scene, Nust staff and Bryan’s class­mates had ar­rived.

Po­lice of­fi­cers took state­ments be­fore tak­ing the body away.

The staff mem­bers com­prised Nust’s act­ing Vice Chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Sam­son Sibanda, stu­dent di­vi­sion mem­bers Mr Peter Khu­malo in the am­bu­lance and Ms Stylish Magida.

Mr Moyo said the in­sti­tu­tion had in­formed Ncube’s fam­ily in Chiredzi of the tragic in­ci­dent.

He said his death is a blow to the coun­try and Nust as only ex­tremely in­tel­li­gent stu­dents are ac­cepted in Nust’s Fac­ulty of Medicine.

“It is a blow to us. To have a young per­son who qual­i­fies for Nust’s Fac­ulty of Medicine means he was a jewel of Zim­babwe. Hav­ing spent two years train­ing with us means he had spent two fifths of his aca­demic life with us,” Mr Moyo said.

He said Nust would coun­sel his class­mates and Andile as the in­ci­dent was trau­matic to them.

“His class­mates all came and our stu­dents di­vi­sion led by Peter Khu­malo and Stylish Magida will en­sure that they get coun­selled, in par­tic­u­lar Andile who was with him,” said Mr Moyo. — @nqot­shili

The late Bryan Ncube

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