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Breaking: Aeneas Chigwedere dies

Former Governor of Mashonaland East and Education Minister Aeneas Chigwedere, once an MP for Wedza Chikomba, Wedza and Wedza North has died.

News reaching Harare Live indicates the Historian passed away this Friday from covid-19 related complications.

ZBC news reports that;

Former Education Minister, Mashonaland East Governor and renowned historian Cde Aeneas Chigwedere has died.His son Casper Chigwedere confirmed his death saying he died after suffering from Covid-19 related complications

Aeneas Soko Chigwedere was born on 25 November 1939 to a father who was a teacher and foreman at a commercial farm, while his mother was a communal farmer. He was born in Hwedza in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia). He is married to Emilia Chigwedere and has sons Magwiza Chigwedere, Maona Chigwedere (late), Pride Chigwedere, and daughter Emilia Chigwedere Junior. He belongs to the Soko Totem of the Mubaiwa clan which comes from the Hwedza area.

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Chigwedere was one of the first local academics to graduate with a degree from the then University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (now University of Zimbabwe). He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Honors in History in 1964. He also attained a Masters degree from the University of London.

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