The Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Association (ZCIEA) 1st Deputy President, Mrs Beauty Mugijima and National Information and Publicity Officer Mr Benjamin Muvhami Moyo passed away on the 4th June when their vehicle was involved in a head on collision with a haulage truck along Harare – Masvingo road in Zimbabwe. The accident occurred when a haulage truck swerved from its lane and rammed into their vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a stationery tractor.
Beauty and Ben were returning from Masvingo where they had attended a Zimbabwe National Association of Housing Cooperatives (ZINACO) meeting where they were both Board members.
The two were part of the architects and instrumental founding members in the formation of ZCIEA. Mrs Mugijima was at the helm of ZCIEA at its inception in 2002. They have been pillars of ZCIEA from the inception until the time of their death. Their efforts made ZCIEA to be known internationally and in higher offices because they knocked on every office which they felt needed to hear their voice. They helped in the formation of housing cooperatives for the informal sector associations` country wide and lobbied councils for low cost houses for the poor majority.
ZCIEA has truly lost a hero and heroine. Beauty Mugijima was currently the treasurer at StreetNet. StreetNet is saddened by this sudden tragedy and offers their deep condolences to ZCIEA and to the families of our comrades Beauty and Ben.