Zanu-PF thanks ED for assisting Mugabe family
Joseph Madzimure and Wallace Ruzvidzo
ZANU-PF has thanked President Mnangagwa’s unwavering support to the Mugabe family from the illness up to the death of the country’s founding father, Cde Robert Mugabe, early this month.
This comes amid reports that the ruling party has lined up a number of events to celebrate the life of Cde Mugabe until his burial at the National Heroes’ Acre.
The party’s secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, said Zanu-PF will continue to honour Cde Mugabe .
“Emphasis was placed on the programme of commemorative events to celebrate the life and significance of Cde R.G. Mugabe leading to his final interment in the mausoleum still to be completed at the National Heroes’ Acre,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.
Cde Mugabe died in Singapore where he was receiving treatment on September 6.
“The Politburo expressed gratitude to President Mnangagwa for the exemplary leadership he has demonstrated since the passing on of the late Cde Mugabe and the assistance rendered to his family throughout his illness even up to now.”
President Mnangagwa said Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist, who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people.
His contribution to the history of Zimbabwe and Africa will never be forgotten.
Meanwhile, the construction of the mausoleum has started with
preparatory work at the site commencing while work on the design is still to be completed.
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Deputy Minister Jennifer Mhlanga said initial construction work had already commenced.
“What the nation might want to know is that work has commenced. In as far as design is concerned, yes, work is being done. The costs will only be known once we have the design,” said Deputy Minister Mhlanga.
Government conferred a special honour on the country’s ex-leader, Cde Mugabe, and decided to construct a mausoleum at the National Heroes’ Acre’s hilltop where the former leader will be buried.
Cde Khaya Moyo also said that the Politburo send a condolence message to the Mavhunga family following the death of Cde Dominic Martin Mavhunga who was declared a provincial liberation war hero.
“In the same vein condolences were extended to the Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Cde Monica Mavhunga for the sad loss of her husband,” he said.