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    Chief Hama buried




    MIRIAM MANGWAYA
    CHIVHU BUREAU

    CHIRUMANZI - Hundreds of people converged at Zishiri Village in Chirumanzu on Tuesday to pay their last respects to the late Chief Hama, born Joseph Zishiri.
    Chief Hama (92) who was a Senator and Midlands Provincial Chiefs' Council chairman from 1995 to 2000 died at a private hospital in Masvingo last week.
    The burial saw people from all walks of life including the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing July Moyo, traditional leaders, catholic priests, brothers and sisters and politicians attending. 
    Moyo said Zishiri's legacy is in his strong and fearless support of the liberation struggle.
    Midlands Provincial Chiefs' Council chairman, Mkwananzi Zama who is Chief Ngungubane urged family members to stay in harmony and avoid unnecessary chieftainship wrangles after the death of Zishiri
    Speakers described Zishiri as a humble and wise leader who upheld justice through fairness and boldness, for the betterment of the community.
    Father Simon Mavhiya of the Roman Catholic Church said Zishiri was a devout Christian and member of the Church.
    Chief Hama was is a former teacher at Rupepwe, Chizvinire and Mavhaire Primary Schools, all in Chirumanzi where he worked between 1948 and 1991.
    The late Chief Hama left behind five children, 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and wife Valeria.
    "We will always cherish the time we stayed with Chief Hama as our father," said his eldest daughter, Anna Mashiri. 
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