Ex-Kwekwe, MDC-Tsvangirai Mayor Tobaiwa dies

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OWEN MATAVA in Kwekwe

Former Kwekwe Mayor and MDC founding member Shadreck Tobaiwa has died, midlandsnews has learnt.

Unconfirmed reports say that the current Kwekwe City Council, Deputy Mayor passed on Wednesday evening due to an unknown ailment.

Tobaiwa was first elected into Kwekwe council in 2008-2013 period after he won the city’ ward 8 local authority election. He was later elected Mayor following a majority vote in council.

In 2013, just like many other MDC Tsvangirai Councilors who were serving in Kwekwe Council, Tobaiwa failed to return to the chambers after he lost the ticket to ZanuPF in Kwekwe’ ward 8.

He however bounced back into the the council chambers in 2018. He was later elected Deputy Mayor a position he held at the time of his death.

Efforts to get a comment from Kwekwe council officials proved fruitless at the time of publishing.

MDC Alliance, Midlands Province Spokesperson Takavafira Zhou could not not immediately comment on the latest development citing lack of details.

This is a developing story more details to follow.