THE late Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe General Manager Tongai Muzenda who died in a horror crash was laid to rest at his Chindito farm in Gutu on Sunday.
Muzenda was declared a national hero, and hundreds of people including government officials, ZANU PF members, family and friends gathered at Chindito farm in Gutu for the burial of former minister.
Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando described Muzenda as a dedicated man who indeed worked, targeting to see achievements in the mining industry.
“Cde Muzenda worked in the mining sector for a long time. He was known to be a team leader and a hard worker. He was very instrumental in achieving our US$12 billion economy in the mining sector,” said Chitando.
Muzenda was born in 1965, fought the liberation struggle came back and went to school. He had a degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and an MBL from the University of South Africa.
He served as the Deputy Secretary for Youth in 2003, Member of Parliament for Gutu West in 2013 and subsequently the Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.
At the time of his death he was the General Manager for the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe. He is survived by his wife Constance and two children.