MUTARE – Mutare City Council Town Clerk, Joshua Maligwa, has died of suspected COVID -19.
He died Tuesday January 5 around lunch time at his Murambi home in Mutare.
Mutare Mayor Blessing Tandi on Tuesday confirmed Maligwa’s death.
“l can confirm that we have lost our Town Clerk this afternoon. We are still waiting to hear the cause of the death from our Health Services Director,” said Tandi.
However, sources say he had been battling with Covid-19 and he had taken leave in mid December last year.
Observers have said Malihwa had played a key role in enhancing the city’s reputation of efficiency and transparency in running its affairs.
“During his time as Town Clerk, Maligwa was responsible for leading the City of Mutare and ensured that the City was kept abreast of development in local governance,” said a city council insider.
“He was also key in enhancing the City’s reputation of efficiency and transparency and ensured that Mutare City Council continued to provide quality services with its core business albeit with limited resources,” he added
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