BY Lesley Chihwata/William Milasi
The Zanu PF Midlands province has recommend for the conferment of the liberation war hero status to the late former Kwekwe councillor Reason Nyamadzawo has died.
Nyamadzawo died at Topomas Private Hospital in Kwekwe on Tuesday aged 76.
Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Spokesperson Cornelious Mupereri who described the now deceased as a strong party cadre, said the District is recommdending for the conferment of liberation hero status to Nyamadzawo for the contribution he made to the country.
“We have lost a strong cadre, a pillar for the community who served as a Councillor. He was the party’s District Vice Chairperson, a father figure, aminable and could easily be approached by anyone,” Mupereri said.
He said the party’s District executive has written to the province to have Nyamadzawo conferred a liberation war hero.
“As an adminstrative District, we have written to the province, where we have made a request and a recommendation for the deceased to be confered a liberation war hero status. We are currently awaiting a response from the national executive for the request we have made,” Mupereri said.
Nyamadzawo who was also an academic served as a headmaster at Tasungana Primary School in Mbizo.
It is suspected that he was battling sugar diabetes.
The deceased’s son Tinotenda Nyamadzawo was at a loss of words.
“Indeed we have lost our loving, caring father it is something hard for us the family to accept especially at a time when we thought he was going to get better,” said depressed Tino Nyamadzawo one of the deceased`s sons.
The deceased was an active church member at Salvation Army with a senior post of being the secretary and the Treasurer.
“We have gathered here today to show our highest appreciation of our active church member and father figure who was always there for us and would always advise us on what to do ,” said Gracious Munetsi one of the youth church leaders.
A distressed friend told The Midlands Observer that it was difficult to believe that Nyamadzawo was indeed gone.
“He had been diagnosed with the illness for quite some years now but he seemed to be well ,till these past days when he fell seriously ill and was hospitalized at a private clinic neither did we know it was the end of the road for our beloved Father and mentor ,” said Terrence Mutimudye.
He was survived by his wife and five children.
He also had grandchildren.
The deceased was born and raised in Shamva in 1944 where he did his primary and secondary education in Shamva.