Chief Maziofa, born Joshua Koda, of Mberengwa in the Midlands Province, has died. He was 79.
The traditional leader’s son, Tamuka Hove, said his father succumbed to COVID-19 complications while on his way to the hospital on Wednesday at around 4 pm. Said Hove:
He tested positive to COVID-19 some few weeks back and nurses at Mnene District Hospital administered some medication but allowed him to recuperate while home.
His health, however, deteriorated yesterday afternoon and we rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon admission.
Hove said the long-serving traditional, who was considered a fountain of wisdom in the entire Mberengwa District, will be dearly missed by the family. He said:
We are devastated. We will miss him, not only as the family but the whole district.
Chief Maziofa is survived by his wife Ruvamirai, 11 children and 22 grandchildren.