Furusa held a PhD in African Literature and Critical Theory, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English, all from the University of Zimbabwe, as well as a Diploma in Education from Bondolfi Teachers College.
He joined Africa University in July 2014 as its fourth Vice-Chancellor.
Furusa died on 13 January 2021 after a short illness. His family could not disclose the cause of his death. He was buried in Shurugwi on 14 January 2021.
- Africa University’s VC Furusa laid to rest, The Herald, Published: January 15, 2021, Retrieved: January 15, 2021