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Nyatanga, Makunike laid to rest


The late Registrar of the High Court, Charles Nyatanga, was laid to rest in his rural home in Rusape under Chief Makoni’s area yesterday.

Nyatanga died of diabetic complications at a private hospital in Harare last Wednesday.

He was 58.

Among those who attended the burial were Justice and Legal Affairs minister Patrick Chinamasa, his deputy Obert Gutu, Mashonaland East governor Aeneas Chigwedere, Supreme Court and High Court judges and traditional leaders.

Deputy secretary of the Judicial Service Commission Rex Shana described Nyatanga’s death as a huge blow to the Judiciary.

Nyatanga joined government in April 1981 under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs as a trustee and taxing assistant within the Office of the Master of the High Court.

In 1998, he was promoted to be Master of the High Court and assumed the title Master/Registrar/Sheriff of Zimbabwe in 2003, positions he held until his death.

He is survived by his wife and five children.

Meanwhile, veteran journalist Ezekiel Makunike was buried at Greendale Cemetery in Harare yesterday.

Makunike succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was knocked down by a motorist in Harare last Tuesday.

His burial was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara, Manicaland governor Christopher Mushohwe and several Zanu PF officials among them Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, Victoria Chitepo and Chris Mutsvangwa.

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