15 Cllr Edson Chauke, who died on November
17 upon admission at Chikombedzi Mission Hospital complaining of chest pains, was
buried at his rural homestead.
(51) is survived by his wife Sibongile Nkomo and six children.
was buried on Tuesday at Edenvale Farm under Chief Chitanga.
mourners, Mwenezi Rural District Council (RDC) Chief Executive Officer, Albert
Chivanga described Chauke as a development-oriented leader who left behind an
inspiring legacy that deserved to be preserved.
we mourn our development giant, we should also bear in mind that he has been
spearheading several projects which among others include the construction of a clinic
and a secondary school.
has left behind good works and let’s all strive to ensure that his ideas did
not die with him. We should work together in implementing all his ideas for the
good of our community,” said Chivanga.
at the same gathering Mwenezi RDC chairperson Jorum Ncube also described Chauke
as one of the best performing councillors who, during his short period as Cllr,
did a lot for his ward.
was elected councillor on a Zanu PF ticket during last year’s harmonised
elections, winning uncontested after other political parties failed to field
contestants in the ward.
to becoming councillor, Chauke was a local village head and a farmer.