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Walter Muparutsa's hearse delayed by late minister's convoy

by Staff reporter
16 Apr 2012 at 05:12hrs | Views
A huge crowd yesterday afternoon thronged Glen Forest Memorial Park in Harare to bid farewell to one of the country's theatre and film gurus Walter Muparutsa. Muparutsa's hearse had to wait outside the cemetery to give way to the convoy of vehicles carrying mourners gathered to witness Mudzingwa's burial.

Muparutsa (71) died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare last Thursday.

His burial took place on the same day and same cemetery at which the late Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development Deputy Minister Senator Tichaona Mudzingwa was also buried.

Muparutsa's hearse had to wait outside the cemetery to give way to the convoy of vehicles carrying mourners gathered to witness Mudzingwa's burial.

It was close to an hour that Muparutsa's body finally reached its final resting place.

Family members, friends, relatives, top Government officials, members of the United Methodist Church, which Muparutsa was a member, politicians and fellow artistes gathered to pay their last respects to the iconic actor.

Muparutsa was famous for his stage and television roles in plays, dramas and films.

His widow Sarah, clad in her church uniform, was at a loss of words as she sat by the graveside while Harare Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda sat next to the family while consoling them.

It was an emotional moment when the brown casket was carried to the gravesite.

His seven children and close relatives each threw a flower into his grave as a symbol of their undying love for the actor who unified people of all walks of life even in his last moment on earth.

Speakers described the late actor as a man of the people who was God-fearing.

Source - zbc

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