The daughter of a Zanu PF Rushinga councillor was bitten by a snake while in a classroom and later died in the evening.
The incident was confirmed by Rushinga legislator Tendai Nyabani.
"I can confirm the death in Rushinga where a Form Six girl Melody Chiputura (17) was bitten by a snake yesterday afternoon after coming from sports," Nyabani said.
“The deceased is Zanu PF councillor in Rushinga Joseph Chiputura's daughter.
“We are still shocked as to where this snake came from because students had used the classroom twice,” Nyabani said.
“As Rushinga constituency, we are saddened by this unfortunate incident."