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Zimbabwean man killed in Syria bomb explosion

A local man working for a demining company in war-ravaged Syria was on Monday killed in a massive explosion that happened as he tried to neutralise a landmine.

File picture of a car bomb blast in Damascus, Syria
File picture of a car bomb blast in Damascus, Syria

Costa Munoda was working for a demining company called Tetratec in the tattered Middle Eastern country by the time of his death.

He was from Mukore in Bikita and was a close relative of Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) elder Rtd Col Claudius Makova.

“I have been informed that Costa Munoda has been killed in bomb explosion in Syria while in the field,” said Makova.

Before going to Syria, Munoda once worked for Makova who then ran a demining company funded by the European Union but later on moved to Syria after Makova’s company closed down.

“I owned the biggest demining company in the world and Munoda used to work for me. After the European Union withdrew its funding, the company closed down and most of my workers are dotted around the globe,” said Makova.

He said repatriation of the body and funeral arrangements were yet to be made and will be announced in due course.

Munoda’s friend, Charles Chifedza, who is based in Canada, took to social media to express his sadness over the loss of his ‘brother’.

“Rest in eternal peace Costa Munoda my brother. It’s a sad chapter, you shall forever live in our hearts,” said Chifedza in a Facebook post. Radio VOP

  • shame

  • ..

  • Mkwasha wangu uyu 😢😢😢😢

  • Iies

  • Dont go to these countries

    • asi kupi nekuty yedu yechizvarirwa yakanyongoriswa nedzimwe mbudzi dzikuitonga instead kutungamira

  • Following

  • So sad

  • What for? money

  • So sad

  • Bob have driven people to places like Syria thus too much desperation though

  • Rest in peace

  • My hero he was trying to put food on table of his family, RIP

  • We are from God and to Him we shall all return.RIP

  • uyu andishayisa mazwi nxaaaaaa

  • Tine vana vedu varikoko

  • Mangaiseni Muchuchu

  • The retired colonel sounded like he was going to veer towards blaming EU sanctions…..I suppose Zanuism has decayed off his head.

  • Munyaradzi Mushaninga

    @ Prosper “Don’t go to these countries.” We have many people working in the diaspora so should they also come back. The guy was working for his family. He has been to many war torn countries red zones and what happened on this day was unfortunate. If you know what IEDs are then you should be compassionate. IEDs have no formular my brother. Even the army EOD or CIED experts will tell you that it is not an easy job. Even in our country we still have areas with mines and we have Zimbabweans working in those areas to make them safe ( should they also not go there?). He was called to do what he was trained- the same with army and police. He has made many places safe in different countries and he is a hero to the people in those countries that he has worked and made safe. Be respectful. Thank you.

  • RIP UXO.Will always be remembered.

  • Rest murugare urigamba

  • Shame

  • Rest in peace cde

  • Costa Munoda is the one who gt into that trouble rest in peace homeboy

  • Muchati Bhuu

    I have met Zimbos working in Iraq and Afghanistan.Necessity sends people to such places, families have to eat,no choice.Zanupf messed up our own country.

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