the late reward marufu.jpgCde Reward Marufu, brother to the First Lady, Amai Grace Mugabe has died. He was 54. Cde Marufu died last night at his Leopards Vlei Farm in Bindura.

 

Family spokesperson, Ambassador Joey Bimha said the familly has lost a fatherly figure who was a pillar of strength.

 

He said what is most saddening is that his death has come at the prime of his life.

 

Ambassador Bimha described Cde Marufu as a hard worker who displayed leadership qualities where ever he worked.

 

Born in Sadza, Chivhu in 1955, Cde Marufu did his primary education at Sadza Primary School and later went to Makumbi Mission in 1974 where he did his Ordinary Levels.

 

Soon after completing his secondary education, Cde Marufu left Zimbabwe for the liberation struggle and was trained in Tanzania.

 

At independence, he joined the Zimbabwe National Army where he rose through the ranks to become a lieutenant before joining the President’s Office.

 

Cde Marufu was seconded to Canada as Zimbabwe’s deputy ambassador, due to his hard work and dedication to duty.

 

At the time of his death, he was a full-time farmer at Leopards Vlei Farm in Bindura where mourners are gathered.

 

Cde Marufu is survived by his wife, Debra and six children.

 

Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.