By Tafadzwa Phiri/Lesley Chihwata
Former Zanu PF councillor Reason Nyamadzawo was on Thursday laid to rest at Fitchelea Cemetery.
Nyamadzawo died aged 76 at Topomas Private Hospital in Central Kwekwe earlier this week.
He succumbed to sugar diabetes.
Mourners described Nyamadzawo as a pillar of the society.
“My father was a great man ,to us as a family we will always cherish his hard-working spirit.My father was a man of his word and played a pivotal role to us and the whole nation at large,” Nyamadzawo’s first son Tino Nyamadzawo told mourners.
Another Nyamadzawo’s son Kudzai spoke glowingly of his father.
“The death of my father has come as a great misfortune to all of us as Zimbabweans.May his soul rest in peace.We will always remember him through his great works when he was still alive,” Kudzai said.
Nyamadzawo’s brother Gift in his address to mourners said Nyamadzawo was a great personality.
“He was a father, a teacher , councillor, elder, politician and a veteran leader to the nation. He was a cheer giver ,a person who was able to help anyone in time of need,” Gift said.
“The death of my brother is a huge blow to the whole family and the nation of Zimbabwe.We have lost a comrade who was well dedicated in everything he was doing,” he said.
The funeral was attended by his church members, academics, Zanu PF supporters and business people amongst other community members.
Zanu PF Midlands Province has since written to the party’s national organ to have Nyamadzawo conferred with the provincial hero status.