Tongai Muzenda, son of the late Vice President Simon Muzenda has died.

He was 57.

At time of his death, Tongai Muzenda was Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe general manager.

Reports suggest that he died in a car accident around 10 pm yesterday when a car he was driving hit an electricity pole in Borrowdale and he lost control and died on the spot.

Muzenda, a former legislator for Gutu West, served the country with distinction for five years.

In 2013, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Public Service Labor and Social Welfare. However, he was unceremoniously relieved of his duties a year later.

Before joining politics, Tongai Muzenda had an impressive career with Anglo American Corporation Services Limited, where he excelled as the Marketing and Commercial Director of Zimbabwe Alloys Limited, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the same organization.

He also held several director roles in both government and private organizations.

The major role of MMCZ is to ensure effective accountability of national mineral resources through sound inspectorate and monitoring strategies in line with the corporation policies and control systems.

Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe was established under the MMCZ Act of June 1982 and began operations in March 1983.