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    Headman Chilonga dies


    – Chiredzi's Headman Chilonga whose real name was Petros Ben Mashaile (72) has died.
    He died at Hippo valley`s Medical Centre in Chiredzi on Monday to be buried this Wednesday in Ward 7 in Chilonga.
    Chiredzi District Administrator Clara Muzenda confirmed the death and described it as a great loss.
    "I can confirm that Headman Chilonga died yesterday (Monday) at Hippo valley`s Medical Centre. What we know is he was not feeling well for a long time. We have lost a great pillar of strength that will be difficult to replace. He was like a father figure to most of us and have been working well with everyone in the district.
    "We will continue to cherish his good work and he has left a great vacuum in Chiredzi district" said Muzenda.
    Tiyani Chilonga who was brother to the late headman said the family is in shock over the death of Mashaile who was installed headman Chilonga in the year 2000. He said he left behind four wives, various children and several grandchildren.
    Chilonga headmanship which is under Chief Sengwe and covers parts of Chiredzi East and South Constituencies has over 95 villages and village heads.local news

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