Gutu family gets state assisted burial

by | Jun 16, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

Government of Zimbabwe today fulfilled their pledge to assist the burial of a Gutu family that lost their lives in a fatal car accident, recently.
The Civil Protection Unit chipped in with $50 000 towards meeting the funeral expenses of the five deceased.

Besides the cash, the state also assisted with rice and cooking oil among other foodstuffs for the funeral.
The deceased victims; Francis Chagweda (33) who was the driver, Lloyd Chagweda (31), Viola Chagweda (35), Mavis Chagweda (61) all of Chidyamakuni Village in Chiwara were laid to rest today in Gutu.

On June 12, 2021 five family members were involved in an accident after an Inter-Africa bus collided with a Toyota Wish.
According to the Zimbabwe Republic Police, the accident occurred when an Inter-Africa bus collided with a Toyota Wish while trying to overtake another bus.

The head-on collision occurred near Matizha Business Centre in Gutu District on Saturday morning.
Gutu Senator Cde Lovemore Matuke and Gutu South National Assembly representative Cde Pupurai Togarepi also donated foodstuffs towards the funeral.

Both were in attendance at the funeral alongside Gutu DCC chairman Cde Brian Munyoro, Deputy Minister for Public Housing and Social Amenities and MP for Gutu North Cde Yeukai Simbanegavi, Gutu District JOC and ZCC church leaders.

All government representatives were represented.

Senator Matuke pledged to assist the orphaned Chagweda child who is in Grade four with school feels until completion of Primary school.
Cde Togarepi also pledged to chip in with the uniforms and other financial needs for the child.

MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, a relative of the deceased also attended the funeral.