ZEWU founder member Kanyarare dies

One of ZEWU’s  founding members, Misheck Kanyarare has died.

Kanyarare aged 61, passed away at West End Clinic in Harare on 29 June.

Scores of mourners gathered at his burial in Chitungwiza to bid their farewell to the man fondly called Mudhara Mumba, whom many described as a unifier and caring.

ZEWU national executive members, Joyce Masiya, Samuel Rati and Dzikamai Mhou were among mourners that attended the burial of a man who was one of the pioneers in the formation of the union back in 1987.

His eldest son, Enerst said the passing away of his father was a great loss to the family.

“His passing on is a great loss to the family for he was a unifier.Whenever we had problems he was always there urging us to find a common ground.He was a straight forward person….even when he sent you to buy a simple gudget like a cell phone, he wanted you to furnish him with a receipt.We are devastated by his passing on,”said Enerst.

Speaking at the burial ceremony, Mhou described Mudhara Mumba as a man who did a lot for the growth of ZEWU.

“Today we are gathered here to witness the burial of a man whose efforts culminated in the formation of ZEWU.If we had our own heroes acre as a labour union, Mudhara Mumba would definitely be laid to rest there.He was a man who helped a lot of people through his wise advice.As ZEWU we mourn his sudden passing on,”said Mhou.

Mudhara Mumba joined ZESA working at Makoni-Chitungwiza  operations transport yard in 1980.Later on he was transferred to ZESA call centre Birmingham, Southerton where he worked until his retirement in 2012.

He is survived by five children and several grand children.

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