Mhunga Buses Owner Dies
Prominent businessman and transport operator Tanda Tavaruva has died. Tavaruva who was popularly known as Mhunga was 84. He is famous for being the operator of Mhunga Buses.
iHarare has learned that Mhunga died on Sunday afternoon after succumbing to diabetes and hypertension. Mhunga’s son, Godfrey Tavaruva confirmed his father’s death. Godfrey told the Herald,
He was diabetic and hypertensive and his condition deteriorated after we had just returned home from a check up by a medical specialist. He passed on at home today (yesterday) around 2pm.”
“His death is a very big loss to us as a family and to the Masvingo community at large. We will remember our a father as a hardworking and caring man who instilled the virtues of hard work, commitment and love to us his children and the bigger family. Will sadly miss him.”
Minister of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira mourned Tavaruva saying that Masvingo would be poorer without him. Speaking to state media, Chadzamira said,
“It is a big loss to Masvingo. We have lost a unifier and a man who was focused on the development of Masvingo province and the nation at large. He changed the face of the transport sector in Masvingo as one of the pioneers. He was also an agriculturalist. We have lost a giant, a man who also united the people of Masvingo through sport. We will sadly miss him.”
Masvingo Mayor Councillor Collins Maboke added that Tavaruva had changed the face of Masvingo through his business enterprises. Tavaruva was given Freedom of the City of Masvingo at the turn of the millennium.
Burial arrangements for the businessman are yet to be announced>chaosafrica