The Acting President General (Retired) Dr Constantino Chiwenga has sent a condolence message to the family of Mabhikwa and to the Chiefs Council following the death of Chief Vusumuzi Khumalo Mabhikwa of Lupane.
Speaking through a statement today, the Acting President said that Chief Mabhikwa succumbed to injuries after his car was involved in a head on collision with a haulage truck.
“I learnt with great pain and shock news of the sudden death yesterday morning of Chief Vusumuzi Khumalo Mabhikwa of Lupane who succumbed to injuries he sustained when his vehicle was involved in a head on collision with a haulage truck in Jotsholo, along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls highway, on Sunday night,” said the Acting President.
Acting President Chiwenga said that the nation had been robbed of a humble, intelligent, resourceful and dynamic youthful leader who was barely in the prime of his life and chieftaincy.
He further said that Chief Mabhikwa was a development-oriented leader who transformed the lives of many through his hard work.
“The late Chief Mabhikwa distinguished himself as a development-oriented leader on a mission to transform the lives of his people through hard work, commitment and wise leadership.
“He devoted most of his time and energy among the Lupane business community inspiring them to drive the growth and development of their hometown, Lupane into a vibrant municipality,” said the Acting President.
The Acting President expressed his sincere condolences on behalf of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Government.
“On behalf of His Excellency the President, Dr E.D Mnangagwa, Government, and indeed on my behalf, I wish to express my sincere condolences, foremost to his family, which has lost a father and breadwinner, and to the Chief Council which is all the poorer with his early demise,” said VP Chiwenga.