Cimas director Madziwadondo dies
Cimas medical aid division managing director Washington Madziwadondo died on Thursday due to injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle in Harare early this month.
The medical insurer said Madziwadondo was struck by a vehicle while on the roadside, talking to a colleague and died in hospital a week later.
“Madziwadondo was involved in a road traffic accident along Samora Machel Avenue on March 3, 2019. He was struck by a vehicle while he was talking to a colleague on the side of the road. Madziwadondo passed away in hospital on March 14, 2019 as a result of the injuries sustained from that accident,” Cimas said in a statement.
Madziwadondo was appointed Cimas MD in 2016.
Mr Madziwadondo, who previously worked for Cimas from February 2004 until February 2009, returned to Cimas in 2016 after spending theprevious seven-and-a-half years as operations manager at First Mutual Health.
Between February 2004 and October 2007, Mr Madziwadondo was a research officer with Cimas. In November 2007 he became assistant manager for membership and subscriptions. Prior to joining Cimas he worked for non-governmental organisations GOAL Zimbabwe and Christian Care.
Mr Madziwadondo had a Master of Business Administration degree from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) in Arusha, Tanzania, a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Africa University, a Certificate in Supervisory Management from the Zimbabwe Institute of Management and a Certificate in Research Methods for Health Service Providers from the University of Zimbabwe. He had also undergone a Post-Graduate Leadership Development Programme with Colonnade Business Leadership School.
He wass a member of the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe Information Technology (IT) Committee and Ethics Committee as well as a respected figure in the health insurance industry.
Funeral arrangements were not available at the time of publishing.