The deputy mayor for Harare, councilor Thomas Muzuva, died at the West End clinic in Harare Wednesday. He was receiving treatment for cancer at the local hospital.
MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he was greatly saddened by the news of the deputy mayor whom he visited in hospital where he had been detained for the past month.
Muzuva was the councilor for Kambuzuma.
“President Tsvangirai joins the Muzuva family, the city of Harare, the entire MDC family and the city’s residents in mourning this dedicated cadre who was committed to improving the lives of the residents of the capital city,” a statement from the MDC-T said.
The statement described Muzuva as a ‘committed stalwart in the struggle for democratic change in Zimbabwe’.
He is survived by his wife and four children. Mourners are gathered at House number 9031, Kambuzuma 5. Burial arrangements, according to Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni, will be announced in due course.
“This is a great loss really,” Manyenyeni told VOA. “He was a great councilor and would be greatly missed.”