Chief Mvuthu of Monde area, Hwange West District, has died aged 53.
Hwange District Administrator Tapera Mugoriya said Chief Mvuthu, born Nyangayezizwe Mlotshwa, died at Hwange Colliery Hospital on Monday night. “Chief Mvuthu had not been feeling well for some time and he passed on this Monday around 10:45PM at Hwange Colliery Hospital,” he said.
Chief Mvuthu was born on October 10, 1961. He worked at Hwange Colliery Company until his ascendance to the position of chief on June 7, 2008, taking over from his late father, Abednico Mlotshwa. Chief Mvuthu was officially installed in the same year on September 27.
At the time of his death, he was the chairperson of the Hwange Community Share Ownership Scheme.
Chief Shana of Jambezi described the death of Chief Mvuthu as a sad loss not only to his family but to Hwange District as a whole. He said Chief Mvuthu had distinguished himself as a leader on issues to do with wildlife conservation and tourism.