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The funeral ceremonies of the three victims of the plane crash which occurred on Monday in the border area of Machipanda, Manicaland province, Zimbabwe, stopped several activities early this morning in the port city of Beira in Sofala, with an unusual movement of people from almost the entire country.
The ceremony began with a joint wake in the lobby of the Central Station of Mozambique Railwayso, CFM-Centro, pf the the delegate of Cornelder of Mozambique, Adelino Mesquita, the head of the legal department, António Ucucho, and the director of Administration and Finance, Isac Noor.
At a mass led by Archbishop Cláudio Dalla Zuanna, all messages of funeral eulogy presented at the occasion highlighted the crucial role that Mesquita played in the development of the national and regional economy of Southern Africa through the Mozambican Ports and Railways Public Company (CFM), where he served as a member of the Board of Directors.
CFM chairman Miguel Matabele highlighted, among other things, the active involvement of the deceased in the Ports of Maputo and Beira, the rehabilitation of the Sena Line that connects Beira city to the Moatize coal village, the Beira Development Corridor that encompasses several countries in the region, such as Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and DR Congo, that are traditional users of the Port of Beira.
The union committee, representatives of Cornelder of Mozambique, President of the Ferroviário da Beira Club, Boaventura Mahave, and Beira mayor, Daviz Simango, joined Matabele regarding Adelino Mesquita’s exceptional contribution.
For this reason, Governor Maria Helena Taipo described the loss of life of those senior managers of Cornelder Moçambique as a major set back in the contribution of the province of Sofala in the sphere of the national economy.
Speaking in the presence of members of the Council of Ministers headed by the Minister of the Interior, Basílio Monteiro, Taipo lamented the death of those members of the Directorate of Cornelder of Mozambique that she said represents an irreparable loss and whose works will always be present.
Then, a funeral mass for Adelimo Mesquita was celebrated, in Beira’s Cathedral, in the Ponta-Gêa neighbourhood, and he was buried in the afternoon in Santa Isabel cemetery. Noor went directly to bury in the same cemetery in the morning, while Ucucho’s funeral followed from the chapel of Matacuane to the Hindu cemetery, in Manga, outskirts of Beira.
Data in the possession of our newspaper also indicate that two caskets will arrive today in Maputo containing the remains of the commander of the flight, Luís Barroso, and the pilot Rui dos Santos, who were father and son, whose funerals will be held tomorrow in the cemetery of Lhanguene.
The sixth deadly victim of the plane crash, Zimbabwean Banele Sibanda, who served as head of Cornelder’s Finance Analysis, will also be buried tomorrow in his homeland.Source: Noticias