Mutare student scoops Africa DStv top prize

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Mutare Boys’ High School student, Mallon Marume, raised the country’s flag high when he scooped the top prize for artistic creativity in the Posters category at the fifth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards ceremony held in Kenya on Tuesday.

Other locals who excelled at the ceremony and won Country Awards were Hartzell High School students, Steven Matiza and Beverly Saungweme who were runners-up in the Poster and Essay categories respectively.

The awards were meant to celebrate rising student interest in science and technology.

The edition reached a record participation with nearly 2 000 entries from 18 countries.

In a statement, MultiChoice Africa, said Marume would visit Eutelsat in Paris to understand how satellites are operated and piloted in space and the many ways they benefit users.

This is a consecutive win for Zimbabwe as Joseph Mahiya won the top honours in the essay category last year.

Benjamin Ibanda from Uganda was the runner-up in the same category. The four winning schools attended by the overall award winners and runners-up were also rewarded with a DStv installation, including dish, TV set, PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.