…burial takes place after 8pm
MASHAVA- Friends and family members of the late popular gold buyer Lucky Munorwei gave in to the demands of Mashava gold panners who demanded that their colleague be buried in Mashava where he mostly plied his trade
Sources claim that Munorwei was supposed to be buried at Mangwandi cemetery where a grave had already been dug as his final resting place.
When notified that the deceased was going to be buried at Mangwandi cemetery, hordes of makorokoza’s blocked the family from transporting the body to Masvingo.
There was a standstill between Munorwei’s family and Mashava gold panners who withheld the deceased’s body and demanded that he be buried in Mashava.
Sources close to the family confirmed and said friends and family had secured a grave for Munorwei and Nyaradzo Life Assuarance Company had already dug the grave.
“Munorwei was supposed to be buried in Masvingo urban where Nyaradzo had already dug a grave but gold panners in Mashava refused to hand over his body to the family demanding that he be buried in Mashava,” said a close friend.
He was however laid to rest at Bere Cemetery in Mashava at around 8pm after grave diggers encountered a hard surface and had to use a jack hammer to dig the grave.
Munorwei died on Sunday in Bulawayo where he was admitted after a horrific car crash near Mushagashe along the Harare-Masvingo highway.
In July this year another famous gold dealer David Chaka succumbed to Covid-19 and gravediggers also had a hard time only for him to be buried after 6pm.