Victoria Falls Tourist Laid To Rest At Glen Forest Cemetery:
The late Mr Roy George Tinashe Dikinya, who died after slipping on a Victoria Falls gorge on New Year’s Day, has been laid to rest and his family has thanked the Government for retrieving his remains.
Mr Dikinya (40), a fitness instructor, was buried yesterday at Glen Forest Cemetery in Harare. Among the people who attended the burial procession was the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro.
In his remarks to mourners, Dr Mangwiro said it was painful to lose a loved one, but thanked the Government for successfully recovering Mr Dikinya’s remains.
“It is sad to lose him in such a way. But we want to thank the Government, all the departments and everyone involved for retrieving his remains so that we can come and pay our last respects,” said Dr Mangwiro.
Mrs Eileen Dikinya who is the mother of the late fitness instructor said she was dispirited to lose her son in such an unfortunate manner.
“It is painful, very painful to lose him this way. But we thank the efforts of those who recovered his remains. This afforded us the chance to give him a decent burial,” she said.
It was reported that the late Mr Dikinya was walking parallel to the edge of the falls, missed a step, slid, failed to catch his grip on wet rocks before falling hundreds of metres down.
According to the Sunday Mail, his remains were found trapped on a chasm by rescuers after days of searching.
The Air Force of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority rangers helped recover his remains after a five-day operation.
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