The former director in the Midlands Provincial Affairs and Devolution Ministry, Mr Cleto Vukai Diwa, has died.
Mr Diwa (65), who recently retired, died at his farm in Chivhu on Tuesday night after a short illness.
His son, Anesu said he died around 8 pm and by Wednesday morning his body was still in his bedroom waiting for health officials and an ambulance.
Midlands provincial Public Service Commissioner, Mr Andrew Chimanyiwa, said the public service was shocked by Mr Diwa’s untimely death. Said Mr Chimanyiwa:
It’s a shock we have lost a dedicated cadre, he had just retired and was beginning to settle down.
Midlands Provincial Development Coordinator (PDC) Abiot Maronge confirmed the death of Mr Diwa. He said:
Yes, it’s true that he passed on. Burial arrangements are underway.