Harare Deputy Mayor ‘Thomas Muzuva’ (43) Succumbs To Cancer

HARARE deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva died Wednesday morning after a long battle with colon cancer.

He was born in 1972.

MDC-T director of communications Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed the passing on of the Kambuzuma councillor, who breathed his last at Harare’s West End clinic.

“The deputy mayor for Harare, councillor Thomas Muzuva, has passed on at West End clinic in Harare where he was receiving treatment for cancer,” Tamborinyoka said in a statement.

“President Morgan Tsvangirai is greatly saddened by the news of the deputy mayor, whom he had occasion to visit in hospital where he was receiving treatment for the past one month.

“President Tsvangirai joins the Muzuva family, the city of Harare, the entire MDC family and the city’s residents in mourning this dedicated cadre who was committed to improving the lives of the residents of the capital city.”

Tamborinyoka said the MDC-T leader will this Wednesday evening visit the Muzuva family home in Kambuzuma “to mourn a committed stalwart in the struggle for democratic change in Zimbabwe”.

“President Tsvangirai and the entire MDC family are with the Muzuva family in this sad and dark hour. May his dear soul rest in eternal peace,” said Tamborinyoka.

In a Facebook posting, Harare mayor Benard Manyenyeni said he was saddened by the passing on of his deputy.

“So sad to share the news of the passing on of the Deputy Mayor of Harare Clr Thomas Muzuva today – a brave and inspiring fight cancer…eventually lost; What a soldier!” Manyenyeni said.

The MDC-T activist was elected councillor for Ward 14 during the 2013 harmonised elections and was subsequently elected Harare’s deputy mayor.

Muzuva is survived by his wife and four children.

Mourners are gathered at House number 9031, Kambuzuma 5. Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.source-newzimbabwe

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photo-nehandaradio-The late Harare deputy mayor Thomas Muzuva (left) and Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni center

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