In a very sad development, it has been confirmed that Nyasha Mugwagwa, the Zimbabwean man who had previously been unaccounted for in Mozambique, was killed following a terrorist attack by Islamic insurgents.
38-year-old Nyasha Mugwagwa was working at a facility in Palma, northeast Mozambique when the coastal town was attacked and overran by Islamic State-linked insurgents on March 24. Since then, he had been missing.
His family and friends launched a spirited campaign to have him returned home. Unfortunately, despite all the efforts to bring the father-of-one back home to his family, it has been confirmed that Mugwagwa was killed on March 28.
At the time of publishing, the details surrounding his death were yet to be confirmed. His family said that efforts are now focused on repatriating Mugwagwa’s remains back home for burial. However, due to the threat of the Islamic insurgents and fighting between the terrorists and the Mozambique military, the process may take a while.
Nyasha was working as a catering manager for Remote Site Solutions, one of the contracted companies at the multibillion-dollar gas projects being built by France’s Total and other energy companies. He is survived by a wife and a one-year-old child.
Below is the statement released by the family on Nyasha Mugwagwa’s death.
In loving memory of
14 February 1983 – 28 March 2021
Dear Family and Friends
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing on of Nyasha Mugwagwa. This occurred on 28th of March 2021, in Palma. Mozambique. during an attack on the town by insurgents. Nyasha (38) was working in Palma at the time and is survived by his wife and their 1-year-old daughter. We have lost a beloved husband. father, son, brother, and friend.
We are currently working on recovering Nyasha’s body and unfortunately, this might be a lengthy process. Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.
We thank you for your continued prayers and support during this difficult time. May God Bless You