Mutare DDC Boore dies
CHIPINGE TIMES REPORTER
MUTARE-District Development Coordinator (DDC) for Mutare, Wilson Boore, has died.
He passed away last night at Victoria Chitepo Hospital, where he underwent a successful operation on Friday.
Manicaland Acting Director Local Government Services John Misi confirmed the death to Chipinge Times.
He said mourners are gathered at number 7 Aerodrome, and burial arrangements are yet to be announced.
Many have described him as humble, soft-spoken and loyal.
Acting Mutare Town Clerk Blessing Chafesuka described Boore as a man dedicated to his work.
He said Boore spearheaded development in all sectors of the economy to make Mutare a better place.
Zivai Community Empowerment Trust (ZICET) chairperson Mildred Muzanechita said Boore left a void which will be hard to fill.
She extended her condolences to the family in a statement released and described him as a listening leader.
“We would like to convey our deepest condolences. We were saddened to hear of the sad. He was a great leader and a man of his words. He wanted development in his district. As Zivai Community Empowerment Trust (ZICET), we had some leaders who would refuse to work with developmental partners but this was unlike with Mr Boore. He was a dependable leader especially to those who want to bring development in marginalised communities. He listened to his leaders and respected protocols. Truly we lost a leader and he will forever be missed by all,” reads part of the statement.
Former Mutasa South legislator Regai Tsunga said the Mutare community has been robbed of a humble, soft-spoken and professional leader.
“We have been robbed of a humble, soft spoken, likeable, responsive, upright and ethical professional who served his country with distinction from his time as a teacher till his demise. My deepest condolences to his family and clan at this very difficult time of grief and sorrow,” said Tsunga.
Conscious Development Trust (CODET) director Vimbai Bherete described Boore as a hardworking man.
“We worked well over the years and it is indeed a great loss to us and our communities,” said Bherete in a telephone interview.
Boore served as Chimanimani DDC from 2010-2016 before he was posted to Mutare.