Former Tobacco Industry Marketing Board Chairman, Mr. Njodzi Machirori has died.
According to his wife, Commissioner Tendai Bare, Mr Machirori passed away in the early hours on Tuesday morning when he experienced a cardiac arrest after having undergone four major operations within one year.
She described his late husband as a pillar of strength, not only in the family, but to the nation at large.
Mr Elliot Machirori, the brother to the late said the former TIMB Chairman will be missed by the family.
Born on September 29, 1939 in Chikomba District, Machirori left the country in the early 60â€™s after his primary and secondary education where he underwent military training in Egypt as part of his contribution to the liberation struggle.
He worked with other liberation activists such as Cde Alfred Mutasa and Cde Andrew Mutandwa.
He also trained as an engineer in Germany and held a Masters Degree in Chemistry from the United States of America.
Mr. Machirori was appointed as CEO of the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe, before assuming TIMB Chairmanship where he served for the last 18 years.
He will be laid to rest at the Warren Hills Cemetery This Friday.