Mutambudzi buried in Mhondoro
MASVINGO-The late Masvingo Teachers’ College Principal Benson Mutambudzi who died on Thursday evening was buried at his rural homestead in Mhondoro on Sunday.
College Vice Principal Faustinos Mushosho confirmed his burial to The Mirror.
Mutambudzi died at Masvingo Provincial Hospital on Thursday evening after he was involved in a road accident near Chatsworth turnoff.
He was travelling back to Masvingo from Harare with one passenger. Mutambudzi had travelled to Harare to attend a graduation ceremony.
He was driving a Honda CRV. Raymond Nyamweda (42) of Warren Park in Harare was driving a Toyota Fortuner behind him with six passengers.
Mutambudzi allegedly made a sudden right turn in the middle of the road and that is when Nyamweda’s car rammed into the driver’s side of the CRV.
Five passengers who were in the Fortuner car were injured and Mutambudzi’s vehicle swerved and veered off the road. It landed on its wheels some three metres from the road.
Mutambudzi was born into a family of nine in Chegutu on April 4, 1962. He attended St Peters school from 1977 to 1981 and proceeded to Hillside Teachers College in Bulawayo from 1982 to 1984 where he attained a Certificate in Education majoring in History and Arts.
He then taught History at Chindunduma High School in Shamva from 1985 until April 1990.
He later furthered his studies with the University of Zimbabwe from 1993 to 1997 where he attained a Bachelor of Education degree in Administration, Planning and Policy studies.
He proceeded to do a Master’s in the same program with the Zimbabwe Open University from 1999 to 2001. He joined the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education as a Lecturer at JM Nkomo Polytechnic from May 2001 until September 2007.
Mutambudzi was appointed acting Vice Principal of the polytechnic from September 2007 until February 2011. He was appointed Seke Teachers College vice Principal in February 2012 until January 2013.
He was then promoted to acting Principal of Masvingo Teachers College in February 2013 and was appointed principal in August 2014, a position he held until his death.
Mutambudzi is survived by his wife Violet Mutambudzi, two Children Tinashe and Tsakani and one grandchild Gracca.