Mutare City Clerk, Joshua Maligwa, has succumbed to Covid-19. The development was confirmed by City Mayor, Blessing Tandi, who said Maligwa died Tuesday in the afternoon.
Tandi said Maligwa’s untimely death was a huge blow to the City considering the pace he had set on improving service delivery in the city. He said:
It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing in of our Town Clerk Mr Joshua Maligwa. He breathed his last this afternoon after succumbing to Covid 19. As a local authority right from policy makers and the entire management and shop floor, we are devastated, we have been torn apart and we are in pain.
The passing on of Maligwa has dealt us a huge blow, given the momentum that we had so far attained in turning around the state of service delivery.
Indeed, he devoted his entire energy and dedicated his intellectual prowess and capacity to make a difference at the city centre.
We shall forever cherish the good working relationship and professional approach and his dedication to duty. Mutare and Manicaland at large have lost an eminent local government practitioner of repute whose impact was felt beyond borders.
Mayor Tandi reminded members of the public to adhere to coronavirus preventative measures which include wearing face masks, washing hands and maintaining social distancing.
Prior to joining Mutare City three years ago, Maligwa was Rusape Town Council secretary.
Maligwa also worked for City of Kadoma as Human Resources manager.