Prominent Chipinge leader Mutape Musapingura dies

Chipinge Correspondent

Chipinge – Mutape Wilbert Musapingura, a prominent Gweru businessman of the 70s’ and a village head of Musapingura Village under Chief Musikavanhu, Chipinge is no more.

He died on Sunday at his home in Musapingura Village and will be buried in the village today, his son Andile Musapingura has confirmed to Chipinge Times.

A compelling Ndau preacher, Musapingura was also the Zapu chairman in one of the Midlands sections during the liberation struggle and was a leading elder in the AFM Church.

He was born in 1927 in Musapingura and moved to Gwelo (Gweru) in 1952 where he made his name in the retail business. He had shops, butcheries, and grinding mills.

He was appointed village head in 1975 and only returned from Gweru 1985.

He spearheaded the construction of Musapingura School when he returned to the village.

Tito Sithole, an AFM elder in Chipangayi, said, “Mutape Musapingura spoke Ndau with pride. His sermons were littered with Ndau idioms and proverbs which made many people love to listen to his sermons”.

He is survived by seven children. He died on May 9, 2022 and will be buried today (Friday).https://masvingomirror.com

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