MASVINGO- Prominent Harare based lawyer as well as Delta Corporation and Tongaat Pvt Ltd chairman, Cannan Duve’s mother, Dzose Muponda Duve nee Mukungunugwa has died.
Duve died at Avenues Clinic in Harare on Sunday this week after a long battle with blood pressure and diabetes, her last born Ethrage Duve told The Mirror.
She was 105 years old.
Duve was a senior member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church which she joined as a child and was sister to the late renowned businessman and farmer Solomon Mukungunugwa.
Duve was laid to rest at her homestead on Tuesday in Mukotosi, Chikweshe Village under headman Madamombe in Chivi where speaker after speaker spoke glowingly about her rich legacy.
“Although we have lost our mother, but at the same time we celebrate her life where she left a very rich legacy. She taught us love, hard work and to be prayerful all the time in order to be successful in life. God favoured her with a long life as she lived to see her great, great grandchildren and we are very grateful for that,” said Lakayana Duve her first born child.
Kudakwashe Dzoro, her sister’s son who was very close to Duve, described her as a unifier and hard working person.
“Our mother was a motivator, as a farmer she taught us hard work, she was humble, a unifier and always spreading the word of love among family members. The void that she has left will be very difficult to fill. She was also a God fearing person, attended the SDA church from childhood until her time of death,” said Dzoro.
Duve is survived by nine children, five boys and four girls, 27 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.