By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended his deepest condolences to the Sadza family following the passing on of medical doctor and former Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust and Zimpapers chairperson, Dr Davison Mashizha Sadza.
Dr Sadza who was 91, died on the 9th of June this year in Harare after a short illness. He was married to Women’s University in Africa founder and Vice-Chancellor Professor Hope Sadza.
In his condolence message, the President said he received the news of his sudden death with both disbelief and great sadness.
“A very humble, soft-spoken and truly professional medical officer, Dr Sadza played a very big role in shaping our National health Policy and in daily attending to he injured and ailing including during our liberation struggle,” said the President.
He noted that Dr Sadza lived true to the tenets of his profession and served until he retired after a long period of distinguished service.
President Mnangagwa recognised the role Dr Sadza played in the media as the Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust chairperson during which time he shaped the country’s media industry.
“I wish to express my sincere condolences to the Sadza family, especially to his wife, Dr Hope Sadza and the children who have lost their pillar of strength,” said the President.
Dr Sadza who was born in Sadza village, Chivhu in 1929, was initially head at Nyadire Teacher’s Training College before going to the UK where he studied medicine. Soon after his studies, he returned to Zimbabwe where he worked as medical superintendent at Nyadire Mission Hospital before going to Murehwa where he assumed the role of district medical officer. Dr Sadza retired from public service to concentrate on his private surgeries before re-joining the public sector as medical superintendent for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.
He also served as Premier Service Medical Aid Society managing director.
His colleagues elected him as president of the Zimbabwe Medical Doctors Association (ZIMA).
Dr Sadza is survived by his wife Hope, eight children and several grandchildren.
By ZBC Reporter