Chiwenga Rescues Dead Cyclist’s Stranded Family
VP Constantino Chiwenga came to the rescue of the family of a Zimbabwean cyclist who was found dead in Belgium by helping to source funds for the repatriation of his body.
Abel Muchenje, who was 33 and left the country for Belgium in 2004, was found dead in his flat at West Flanders, Vlaanderen, where he was living alone. His family appealed for assistance to bring his body back home and the VP — through his associates — mobilised $10 000.
Muchenje’s widow, Lynette Mlambo, confirmed the assistance on Friday and was hopeful her husband’s body would be in the country anytime soon.
She said had it not been for the assistance, her husband would have been buried as a pauper in a foreign country.