Hero­ine Mguni buried

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Correspondent

LIB­ER­A­TION war hero­ine Cde Mon­ica Mguni was buried at the Bu­l­awayo provin­cial He­roes Acre in Nku­lumane sub­urb yes­ter­day.

Cde Mguni (56) suc­cumbed to a stroke on Mon­day at the United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals where she had been ad­mit­ted on the day be­fore.

Her burial was at­tended by scores of Zanu-PF mem­bers in­clud­ing Act­ing Pres­i­dent Phelekezela Mphoko’s wife Lau­rinda and son Siqoko­qela.

The Act­ing Pres­i­dent was sup­posed to at­tend the burial but due to Gov­ern­ment com­mit­ments he could not.

Speak­ers spoke glow­ingly about Cde Mguni de­scrib­ing her as a peace lov­ing, unit­ing cadre who never spoke ill of oth­ers.

Zanu-PF Na­tional Con­sul­ta­tive mem­ber Cde Molly Mpofu said the high at­ten­dance at her burial was a tes­ti­mony that her life touched those of many in the party.

She said some peo­ple who have not seen eye to eye for a long time con­verged to pay their last re­spects to Cde Mguni.

Cde Mpofu said ex-com­bat­ants should not be used to fan ha­tred among them­selves.

“We’re here united de­spite our dif­fer­ences. Some of us have never been un­der the same roof but she made us come to­gether. We’re all here, lets be united for a pur­pose. War vet­er­ans let’s not be used as tools for divi­sion,” said Cde Mpofu.

She read Cde Mguni’s bi­og­ra­phy nar­rat­ing her political jour­ney and how she was in­volved in the war.

War vet­er­ans who were in at­ten­dance de­cried the di­vi­sions rock­ing their as­so­ci­a­tion.

Some of them said it was now even em­bar­rass­ing to be known as free­dom fight­ers be­cause of the squab­bles.

The lib­er­a­tors slammed political lead­ers for for­get­ting them say­ing politi­cians need to re­trace their roots.

Zanu-PF Cen­tral Com­mit­tee mem­ber Cde David Ndlovu said the party needs to put in power lead­ers who un­der­stand the his­tory of the party.

He said dis­unity was now can­cer­ous in the party call­ing for mem­bers to learn from Cde Mguni who brought peo­ple to­gether.

“We’re di­vided as war vet­er­ans. As long as there is dis­unity we won’t de­velop. We need to learn from Cde Mguni. She never said any­thing ill about any­one.

“She stood her ground even if she had to stand by her­self. She was never swayed by what was hap­pen­ing around her,” said Cde Ndlovu. Mguni is sur­vived by five chil­dren.

Mean­while, lib­er­a­tion war hero Cde Je­vis Nde­bele has died.

He passed on Tues­day at Mpilo Cen­tral Hospi­tal and will be buried on Mon­day. — @nqot­shili

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