United Chiredzi Residents and Ratepayers Association has mourned the passing on of UCHRRA advocacy officer Bernard Dachi who passed on this morning(Thursday) at St Anthony Hospital, he was 44.
UCHRRA chairperson Josphat Tizirai confirmed the news to The Mirror and described Dachi as a hardworking person who was passionate about human rights.
“Yes its true I have received the sad news, it’s the saddest experience that we ever had as an organisation,”said Tizirai.
He described Dachi as a loyal person who was geared to see democracy being displayed
“He was so geared to see democracy displayed, he was a human rights defender and Zimbabwe at large had lost somebody who wanted to see service delivered to residents,”said Tizirai.
“I have lost a comrade, friend someone who was passionate to drive Chiredzi to greater heights.,”said Tizirai.
Dachi joined the then Chiredzi Residents and Ratepayers Association in 2009 as an executive member. He rose to become a vice secretary and when CHRRA splitted to become UCHRRA he became UCHRRA secretary.
He rose to become the Association’s advocacy officer a position he was holding by the time of his death.
Dachi was known for being passionate about service delivery and in December 2020 during a full council meeting he vehemently warned the council executive to stop wasting council resources by buying car yet delivering poor services to residents.
Dachi is survived by his wife and two kids, a boy and a girl. Details were still sketchy.