Headman leaves behind 35 children

Headman leaves behind 35 children
Published: 20 March 2019 (179 Views)
BEITBRIDGE headman Judah Kohomela, who died last week, was laid to rest at his homestead 90 kilometres west of Beitbridge town.

Kohomela (81), died after a short illness during which he was admitted at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. He is survived by his three wives, 35 children and 68 grandchildren.

"We have lost a real father in the real sense. He was a man who was keen to teach and a perfectionist. He was a real leader and this is a loss not only to us, but an entire community of Beitbridge," Rodney Mbedzi, a relative said.

Mbedzi, who is also a councillor in Kohomela's ward 9 area, said the deceased had 29 kraalheads under his headmanship and had personal relationships with all people.

"The number of mourners here can tell you what type of a man he was. It's a pity he failed to access health facilities on time," another relative said pointing to the close to 800 mourners.

Beitbridge West legislator Ruth Maboyi said Kohomela was a unifier and urged people in the ward to take a leaf from his humility and commitment to culture.

Several civil servants led by Beitbridge district administrator Kilibone Ndou Mbedzi attended Kohomela's funeral where hundreds of villagers braved a chilly weather to send off the elderly headman.

The headman was accorded a government-assisted burial.

Chief Sitauze led mourners to Kohomela's final resting place.

- newsday

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