CHIREDZI – There was shock and bewilderment last week after revelations that the Chiredzi Registrar General, Francis Masara had collapsed and died while watching soccer at his home.
Masara, who was 54, died at around 20:00 hours on Wednesday last week.
Family spokesperson and uncle to the deceased, Joseph Masara confirmed the incident and said that Masara collapsed while he was watching soccer together with his son Tinashe on Wednesday evening.
"We are saddened by the untimely death of our son Francis who collapsed on Wednesday when he was just watching television with his son Tinashe."
He said Masara had a history of heart problems but they were shocked when they learnt that he was no more as he had never been hospitalised or complained of any pains of late.
"The way it happened has shocked us. He was at home with his son and his wife was away in South Africa by the time of his death," said Joseph.
Masara's body was taken to his house in Gutu where he worked in a similar position for 15 years before it was taken to Marondera in Svosve communal lands where he was laid to rest on Saturday morning.
Masara is survived by his wife Francisca, two sons Tinashe and Tafadzwa and daughter Mavis.
Masara joined Chiredzi registrar's office in 2009 after working in Gutu and Chipinge for several years.
He was described as a hardworking humble person who was passionate about his job.news