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    Chief Mukanganwi dies




    MAUREEN MAREVESA

    BIKITA- Chief Mukanganwi, born Alfios Njodzi Chinhano died last week and was laid to rest at Govo Village in Bikita. He was 72.
    His daughter Loice Matake confirmed the death to The Mirror.
    "My father succumbed to a lung infection; we lost a great figure in the family.  He was a firm, fair, innovative, hardworking, friendly to almost everyone despite his age. He was a humorous person," said Matake.
    Chinhanho was appointed as Govo village head in 2001 and chief in May 2013 following the death of his father.
    Chinhanho did his primary education at Jaravaza Primary School and standard 6 at Gumunyu secondary school in 1963. In 1964 he joined the army and trained at Induna, worked at Liewelin Barracks and was transferred to 41 Infantry Battalion in Masvingo. He rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1981 after completing and passing several army training courses in Gweru. After serving for 20 years Chinhanho retired from the army .In 1984 he became a full time business man operating grinding mills at Govo Village and Mutengwa Area and farmer.
    He married his first wife Rennie Chinhanho who passed on in 2015, and had 6 children Loice "Princess", Faustina, Eddie, Shepherd, Rosaria and Wilfred with her. He also had three children Walter, Wilberforce, and Didymus with his second wife Midia Bhangaza and one child Mugove to Nakai Magade. The funeral was attended by his children, relatives, several chiefs, village heads and government officials from various ministries.
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