The late Edson Chauke
MWENEZI – Ward 15 Cllr Edson Chauke, who died on November 17 upon admission at Chikombedzi Mission Hospital complaining of chest pains, was buried at his rural homestead.
Chauke (51) is survived by his wife Sibongile Nkomo and six children.
He was buried on Tuesday at Edenvale Farm under Chief Chitanga.
Addressing mourners, Mwenezi Rural District Council (RDC) Chief Executive Officer, Albert Chivanga described Chauke as a development-oriented leader who left behind an inspiring legacy that deserved to be preserved.
“As we mourn our development giant, we should also bear in mind that he has been spearheading several projects which among others include the construction of a clinic and a secondary school.
“He has left behind good works and let’s all strive to ensure that his ideas did not die with him. We should work together in implementing all his ideas for the good of our community,” said Chivanga.
Speaking at the same gathering Mwenezi RDC chairperson Jorum Ncube also described Chauke as one of the best performing councillors who, during his short period as Cllr, did a lot for his ward.
Chauke was elected councillor on a Zanu PF ticket during last year’s harmonised elections, winning uncontested after other political parties failed to field contestants in the ward.
Prior to becoming councillor, Chauke was a local village head and a farmer.