The deceased United Methodist Church pastor, Reverend Duncan Charwadza and his wife Janet Charwadza (nee Riziti) were buried at their rural home in Rowa, Mutare, on Saturday.
Speaking at the burial, head of the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church, Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa, said of the departed pastor:
His role in the church was very central, he was serving in the connectional ministries, where he was the director. His post involved co-ordinating all ministries in the church and when Cyclone Idai hit our country, he became the cornerstone to organise, centralise and link up with relevant authorities for the donations towards the affected people.
Reverend Charwadza, his wife, Edwin Kudzaishe (26) and their driver Joice Mushamiri (26) were killed in an accident on Wednesday night when their Isuzu KB 205 veered off the road after side-swiping a haulage truck.
The accident occurred at the 140km peg along the Mutare-Harare highway. They had just been picked up from the airport in Harare after they landed from Dubai earlier that day.
Reverend Charwadza was the deputy administrative assistant to the Bishop of the United Methodist Church. He was 56 and his wife, Janet was 52.