Chi­huri mourns Mat’land South po­lice ‘ICT hero’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Richard Muponde

THE Com­mis­sioner Gen­eral of po­lice Dr Au­gus­tine Chi­huri has mourned As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Shep­herd Ny­oni, pop­u­larly known as Mageza who died on Sun­day last week in a road ac­ci­dent in Esigo­dini, de­scrib­ing him as the force’s in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy (ICT) hero.

Asst Insp Ny­oni and two others who are yet to be named died on the spot when his car col­lided head-on with an In­ter Africa bus near Esikhoveni Train­ing Cen­tre on Sun­day evening. He was 37. Ass Insp Ny­oni was buried at his ru­ral home in Da­data vil­lage in Mat­shet­sheni with full po­lice hon­ours and a three gun salute on Thurs­day.

In a grave­side speech read on his be­half by Su­per­in­ten­dent Vusimuzi Nkomo, Dr Chi­huri said the late Asst Insp Ny­oni was an in­tel­li­gent of­fi­cer who trans­formed the ICT de­part­ment in the po­lice in Mata­bele­land South.

“He com­menced his stud­ies in Elec­tronic Com­mu­ni­ca­tion En­gi­neer­ing and was awarded a Di­ploma upon his com­ple­tion in 2007. In the very year, he got posted to Mata­bele­land South ICT work­shops where his stud­ies in­cluded the set­ting up and main­te­nance of com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tem in the whole Mata­bele­land South prov­ince. His ded­i­ca­tion to work saw him be­ing pro­moted to the rank of As­sis­tant In­spec­tor in 2008, the rank he held un­til his un­timely death,” said Dr Chi­huri.

Asst Insp Ny­oni was born on May 31, 1979 at Mpilo Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal in Bu­l­awayo. He did his pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion at Emakhan­deni and later at Da­data pri­mary school be­fore en­rolling at Emakhan­deni Sec­ondary School where he com­pleted his Or­di­nary Level in 1995.

He moved to Matopo High in 1997 for Ad­vanced Level.

He was at­tested into the po­lice force in 2000 and rose to the rank of As­sis­tant In­spec­tor.

He is sur­vived by a wife and four chil­dren.— @ richardmuponde.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.