Ex-Air Zim boss buried

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - NEWS - Sharon Mun­jen­jema

AIR Zim­babwe’s first black gen­eral man­ager Mr Au­gus­tine Mutyam­bizi (pic­tured right), who died last Thurs­day, was buried yes­ter­day at Mutyam­bizi Vil­lage in Mhon­doro.

Mr Mutyam­bizi suc­cumbed to di­a­betes on his way to hos­pi­tal. He was 85.

Fam­ily spokesper­son Mr Michael Mutyam­bizi said his un­cle had been ill for a long time.

He said, “He passed away on Thurs­day morn­ing near Beatrice on his way to hos­pi­tal from Mhon­doro. He was a life-long di­a­betes suf­ferer and a few months ago suf­fered a stroke. He some­what re­cov­ered but had right-side paral­y­sis and his di­a­betes lately was up and down. We sus­pect ul­ti­mately this was the cause of death.”

Mr Au­gus­tine Mutyam­bizi be­came Air Zim­babwe’s gen­eral man­ager in 1990 and served the na­tional flag car­rier un­til 2001.

Be­fore join­ing the na­tional air­line, Mr Mutyam­bizi also worked for Bu­l­awayo City Coun­cil af­ter In­de­pen­dence. Af­ter that, he joined the Min­istry of Pri­mary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion, and also worked for the Cen­tral African Air­ways and Zi­moco. He is sur­vived by two chil­dren and sev­eral grand­chil­dren.

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