Tashaya buried in Mhondoro

Zimpapers staffers carry Shepherd Tashaya’s casket at his burial in Mangwiro Village, Mhondoro-Ngezi, yesterday.  — Picture by Itai Ndiya

Zimpapers staffers carry Shepherd Tashaya’s casket at his burial in Mangwiro Village, Mhondoro-Ngezi, yesterday. — Picture by Itai Ndiya

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Zimbabwe Newspapers Harare branch assistant librarian Mr Shepherd Taurai Tashaya, who died on Thursday in Harare, was buried at his rural home in Mhondoro-Ngezi yesterday.

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Scores of mourners — among them friends and workmates — joined the family in sending off Mr Tashaya.

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Mr Tashaya’s supervisor and chief librarian Mr Gibson Mapfumo told the sombre gathering: “Tashaya loved his work and, most of all, his wife and children.

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“His desire was to see his children grow; it is so sad that he passed on without seeing his dream materialise.”

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Village headman Mr Patrick Magwiro said Mr Tashaya was loving and always ready to offer assistance where it was required.

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“People like him are inimitable,” he said.

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Mr Tashaya (46) died in Harare after a short illness.

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He joined Zimpapers as an office orderly in October 1990 and was promoted to assistant librarian in 1992.

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He is survived by wife Yvonne and three children.