Lib­er­a­tion hero­ine sta­tus for Ny­athi

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Robin Muchetu Se­nior Re­porter

WAR vet­eran Cde Jane Ny­athi has died. She was 60.

Cde Ny­athi whose war name was Ntombikayise Mdluli, died at Mpilo Cen­tral Hospi­tal in Bu­l­awayo on Wed­nes­day and was de­clared a Lib­er­a­tion War Hero­ine.

She will be buried at Bu­l­awayo Pro­vin­cial He­roes’ Acre in Nku­lumane to­mor­row. Cde Ny­athi was born on 17 Oc­to­ber 1958 in Gwanda’s Nta­lale-Pelele area.

She did her pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion at Pelele Pri­mary School.

Af­ter com­plet­ing her pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion she joined the war of lib­er­a­tion in 1977 through Botswana at Se­libe-Phikwe Camp which was un­der the com­mand of Cde Makepesi.

She stayed at Se­libe-Phikwe camp for a few days be­fore be­ing air-lifted to neigh­bour­ing Zam­bia.

In Zam­bia, Cde Ny­athi and other com­rades were taken to Vic­tory Camp then to Mkushi Camp to un­dergo their mil­i­tary train­ing camp un­der the com­mand of Com­man­der Billy Mzamo.

Af­ter the camp was bombed, she moved with oth­ers to Sol­wezi Camp which was un­der the com­mand of the late Ed­die Si­goge Mlotshwa. Af­ter cease fire she re­turned home and stayed in Bu­l­awayo.

Af­ter Zimbabwe’s first elec­tions she went to Seira As­sem­bly Point near Gweru and in 1981 was de­mo­bilised. She re­turned to her ru­ral home to stay with her par­ents. In the same year she got mar­ried to Mr Moses Dube.

The cou­ple was blessed with six chil­dren.

The late Cde Jane Ny­athi

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