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    Chivhu’s first black businesswoman (106) dies


    Miriam Mangwaya
    Chivhu Bureau

    Chivhu – One of Chivhu town's earliest settler and the first black businesswoman who started working there together with her husband in 1945, Gogo Hannah Ndakaziva Mafika has died.
    The Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha who is also the MP for Chikomba West had to attend the funeral in honour of the woman, who ran the first bakery, called Mafika and a restaurant in the then Enkeldorn .
    Gogo Mafika died on November 7, 2015 in Mhondoro and was buried last Saturday at Chivhu Town Cemetery.
    There was a partying mood as relatives and friends celebrated the life of Gogo Mafika who was blessed with five children, 48 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, and 15 great -great- grandchildren.
    She is one of the few Zimbabweans who were luck to see her great, great grandchildren.
    Bimha told mourners that the late Mafika would always be remembered for her charity work.
    Senzeni Masuka, the eldest daughter of the late described her mother as a loving and caring woman who did not hesitate to assist all who came to her seeking help.
    Mbuya Mafika was a popular preacher and a prayer warrior. As a Methodist Church in Zimbabwe believer, she used to ride a bicycle to the surrounding rural areas to preach and the areas visited were Hokonya, Chamukwenjera, Kwenda and the surrounding commercial farms.  news

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