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Simon Taziveyi Vito (1952 - 1979)

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Simon Taziveyi Vito
Born in Chilimanzi, Southern Rhodesiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Zimbabwe-Rhodesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jul 2018
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Categories: Roll of Honour (War), British South Africa Police | Criminal Investigation Department, British South Africa Police.


Birth & Upbringing: Born 1952 and raised in the Chilimanzi District.
Education Mapiravana School, Chilimanzi.
Family: Simon married Gertrude and together they raised two children.
Vocation: After leaving school he worked as a carpenter. Joined the BSA Police in November 1971; Reg.No.21051; He eventually joined the Criminal Investigation Department and served on the Melsetter, Goromonzi and Marandellas stations. He served until December 1979
Demise:KOAS - vehicle accident while serving as a Detective Constable with Criminal Investigation Dept in in the Operation Thrasher area.[1]
Burial:Umvuma District 5 December 1979[2]. [3]


  1. Zimbabwe Death Notices 1904-1976 Database with images. as cited by National Archives, Harare
  2. Obituary Notice Outpost 1/1980 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  3. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of Honour BSAP Website

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