Councilor Desmond Fungayi Mufunde died in Harare on Sunday, a day after the death of seasoned politician and senator for Gweru urban, Patrick Kombayi.
The mayor died at the age of 61 and is survived by his wife and four children, according to a statement by Gweru Town Clerk Daniel Matawu.
"We are in great sorrow to learn of the death of our mayor who died on Sunday evening after a long illness. The council joins Mufunde in mourning the deceased because their loss is ours. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course,” he said.
He said mourners were gathered at 120 Umsungwe Avenue in Ridgmount in Gweru. The deceased was scheduled to be buried on Wednesday.