Former Masvingo and Matabeleland South Province Provincial Mining Director (PMD) Eng Cleopas Furusa has passed away.
Eng Furusa passed on in Masvingo yesterday. His brother Mr Conwell Furusa confirmed the sad news.
Trained in the UK Furusa joined the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development in 1995 after an attachment stint at Dalny mine in Chakari. He worked in Kadoma as a Mining Engineer for the Kadoma mining district reporting to the regional mining Engineer stationed in Gweru. He was promoted to regional mining Engineer for Masvingo province. He also held the position of acting Chief Government Mining Engineer (CGME) several times at the Ministry.
Well known as a hard-working man who loved the catchphrases “Mamamia, Changamire, Shish” Furusa was promoted to Provincial Mining Director (PMD) for Masvingo around 2014/5. He was moved to Gwanda as PMD where he was involved in a road traffic accident which led him to resign on medical grounds.
Eng Furusa will be buried in Nhema tomorrow his brother advised.
“His body will depart Masvingo for Shurugwi in Nhema today where we expect he will be buried tomorrow,” his brother Conwell Furusa said.
Some of his former colleagues include the current acting Mines and Mining Development Permanent secretary Tahwa, Dep CGME Paskwavaviri, Dr Mandal (former CGME), Eng Wonder Farikai (now Unki Mine Manager), Kudakwashe Kajaidzire, amongst many others.
These are our heroes. May his dearly departed soul rest in eternal peace.