Following the passing on of Professor Phinias Magorosi Makhurane yesterday, the Zanu-pf party in Bulawayo has sent a message of condolence to the family and the nation following the loss of an educationist par excellency.
In his condolence message the Zanu-pf party spokesman for Bulawayo province Cde Christopher Sibanda says the death of Makhurane has left a huge void in the education sector as he was a consultant on issues to do with education from policy issues to the curriculum and his appreciation of quality education was of great benefit to the country.
Cde Sibanda says apart from being a decorated educationist, Makhurane was a part of the liberation struggle as a Zapu member who continued to assist the party in Zambia while he was working at the university of Zambia where he was a part of the education aspect of the young freedom fighters.
He says even after independence, he continued advising the party on education policies adding that Makhurane was a national asset who is respected for his good work.
Professor Makhurane passed away Saturday evening at Mater-dei hospital where he had been admitted. Mourners are gathered at number 3 Marion road in four winds suburb in Bulawayo. He is survived by wife Lydia, a daughter and three sons.