LIFE AND TIMES OF A SOFT, GENTLE GIANT – JOSPHAT MATEMEZANO
Cranborne Circuit yesterday received the news of the passing of Mr Josphat Matemezano with a degree of shock and utmost sadness.
He was 65.
Matemezano succumbed to diabetes at a local hospital yesterday morning.
A soft spoken yet efficient and committed individual, Matemezano joined Cranborne Circuit at the turn of the second decade and quickly established himself with his work ethic, dedication and commitment to ministry.
At circuit level he served as a committee member in the Board of Trustees (BOT) before becoming Staff Pastor Parish Relations (SPPR) Associate Chairperson.
He was to return to BOT as its Associate Chairperson and was now a committee member in the same committee at the time of his passing.
In the United Methodist Men’s organisation (MUMC) he served as Projects Chairperson, Catering and Hospitality Associate Chairperson, BOT Chairperson and was now the Finance Chairperson.
He was part of the trailblazing Cranborne MUMC Choir that has won back to back conference music honours.
At district level he once served in the BOT, Board on Church Locations and Building (BOCLAB) as well as Fundraising and Projects where he was the chairperson. He was currency a member in the Committee on Superintendency (COS).
He was the Projects Chairperson for the Zimbabwe East Annual Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CONFAD).
He is survived by his wife Cecilia and daughter Tinashe Elsie.
Mourners are gathered 10 Bradfield Road, Hillside, Harare.
Burial arrangements will be made available in due course with early indications that he will be laid to rest in the capital.
The death of Matemezano completes a dark month for the circuit barely a week after losing another church member Mrs Sharon Madhongo.
He will be remembered as a practical, humble, principled Christian, words that have been echoed by those who came across him.
GO WELL, BABA JOSPHAT MATEMEZANO, AN EPITOME OF HUMILITY