The late Ivan Munhamu Murambiwa

Top civil servant Ivan Murambiwa dies

Ivan Murambiwa, the director of the National Archives of Zimbabwe, has died.

He was 56.

The Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Ministry yesterday confirmed that Murambiwa died on Saturday at West End Hospital in Harare.

In its condolences to the Murambiwa family, the Ministry described Murambiwa as a hard-working professional whose legacy shall forever be cherished.

“The death of Mr Murambiwa has robbed the archaeological and archival professions of a devout professional who served both the Government and the nation at large diligently.

“The ministry has been robbed of a hard-working professional, who has left a legacy that will forever be cherished,” said the ministry in a statement.

However, the cause if death was not disclosed.

Murambiwa graduated with a BA Honours Degree in History at the University of Zimbabwe which he completed in 1987.

In 1990, Murambiwa won the coveted Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship which afforded him an opportunity to study for a Masters of Philosophy in Heritage Management from the University of Cambridge. □

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