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Former Clerk of Parliament Austin Zvoma dies

Former Clerk of Parliament Austin Zvoma dies

FORMER Clerk of Parliament, Mr Austin Zvoma has died. He was 74.

Mr Zvoma died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare on Saturday evening after a long illness.

Born in 1949, Mr Zvoma did his primary education at Chipashu Primary School in Mhondoro, before moving to Fletcher High for his secondary education where he was also a Sports Captain.

He later enrolled at the University of Zimbabwe where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

Mr Zvoma was also a holder of a Masters in Strategic Management from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.

He was initially employed at Mazowe Boys High School where he taught English and met the late Friday Mbirimi where they played music in their spare time.

He later joined the then Customs and Excise Department, now ZIMRA, before landing a job at the Parliament of Zimbabwe as a Committee Clerk.

He rose through the ranks to become the Clerk of Parliament in 1989, a position he held until he retired in 2014.

On the social side, the former Clerk of Parliament loved music and would play as a session musician with the Mbare Trio during his spare time.

His love for music saw him become a committed choir member of the All Souls Anglican Church in Mt Pleasant.

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