Former Goromonzi Senator, member of the Zanu PF National Consultative Committee and businessman, Cde Siriro Majuru has died.

 

He was 80.

Cde Majuru died before midnight on the 1st of December at Parirenyatwa hospital after a long battle with a blood disorder disease.

Cde Majuru was born on the 31st of May in 1931 at Majuru village, ward 11, Goromonzi, under Chief Chikwaka.

He did part of his primary education at Kadyamadare School and at Murehwa Mission in the 1950s.

Cde Majuru enrolled at Domboshava Training Centre where he graduated as an Agricultural Extension Worker.

He worked in Matabeleland in the then Ministry of Agriculture.

He resigned from his job and went to Nhakiwa Business Centre in Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe (UMP) where he established a retail shop.

During the liberation struggle, Cde Majuru gave material support to ZANLA combatants in UMP.

He was detained several times by the Smith regime at Murehwa for supporting the liberation struggle but he persevered.

His shop was burnt down by Rhodesian soldiers forcing him to relocate to Goromonzi where he continued supporting the armed struggle.

At independence, Cde Majuru was elected Zanu PF Chinyika District Chairman.

He rose through the party ranks to become Mashonaland East Provincial Secretary for Economic Affairs.

He was chosen as Provincial Secretary for Transport and Welfare in the province in the late 1980s.

In 2005, he was elected unopposed as Senator for Goromonzi on a Zanu PF ticket , a position he held up to 2008.

Cde Majuru has been a member of the Zanu PF National Consultative Assembly (NCA) from the late 1990s up to the time of his death.  

He offered his hall to the Goromonzi community for holding developmental meetings.

Cde Majuru also offered transport and food to the community during times of need and was assisting youth projects in Goromonzi district.

He is survived by his wife, Myrrah Majuru, seven children, 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Mourners are gathered at Majuru homestead, Lot 1 of Warrendale, Goromonzi.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.