Professor Mararike dies

By Thembinkosi Mangena

RENOWNED academic and University of Zimbabwe Lecturer, Professor Claude Mararike has died.

He was 82.

The sad development was confirmed by his daughter Ms Vivian Mararike who said Professor Mararike died in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Professor Mararake is widely remembered for his views on ZBC TV programme “Zvavanhu” where he was a regular, alongside Dr Tafataona Mahoso, the late Dr Vimbai Chivaura and the late Professor Sheunesu Mupepereki.

A respected Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, Professor Mararike specialised in rural development, indigenous knowledge and the Sociology of Mass Communication in the Department of Sociology.

His published works include Grassroots Leadership: The Process of Rural Development in Zimbabwe; Knowledge Production and African Universities: A Struggle Against Social Death; Africa’s heritage; and Our Rallying Point: The Case of Zimbabwe’s Land Issue.