CHURCH PAYS LAST RESPECTS TO MADIMUTSA
The late Stephen Madimutsa
A sombre mood, punctuated with celebratory undertones engulfed the Madimutsa residence in Braeside as the church and the family bad farewell to the late Stephen Madimutsa.
Madimutsa succumbed to a stroke last month in the United Kingdom at the age of 49 with his body arriving on Thursday ahead of burial tomorrow (Sunday) in Mutoko.
Speaker after speaker described him as a loving family man who exhibited love to his extended family, adding that he was a gentle giant who showed his light wherever he went.
The family further described him as a son, brother, father, uncle, friend and mentor.
They chronicled his defining last days as he sent messages of love which the family now comprehend their essence in his demise.
Part of his last words were inscribed on memorial T shirts worn by the family in white which said “Availability isnt permanent. Love and respect one another, You will be fine.”
Evangelist Ellison Kamupira provided the key note message before mourners departed for Mutoko.
Cranborners came in full force, uniting with the bereaved family at this difficult time.
Members of the clergy were in full force at the funeral wake with Bulawayo Midlands District Superintendent Rev Farirayi Nyabote among the high profile attendees at the Braeside residence.
Stephen Usika Oscar Madimutsa was born on 1 November 1969 in Harare being the first born in a family of seven children. He attended his primary education at Nettleton Primary school before doing his secondary education at Mutambara Mission and Cranborne Boys High School.
He proceeded to Belvedere College where he met his wife before graduating with a Masters in Education at the University of Zimbabwe.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Stephen succumbed to a stroke on 20 September 2018 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Eggifa and three children, two boys Tafadzwa and Simbarashe and a girl Katharine.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.