Vimbai Beverley Midzi, a media studies graduate who had an altercation with journalists at her father’s funeral is, according to insiders, alleged to have also temporarily stopped Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere from paying his last respects at the family home in Mt Pleasant.
And on Friday the former Zimbabwean envoy to the United States’s daughter came out guns blazing.
“To Zanu-PF I have many words most of which I will not write now. May you never find peace and may those that publicly shamed my father also be shamed publicly.
“I will never stop speaking about your wickedness,” she said in the angry post on her Facebook wall.
She also had pointed opinions on journalists and, in particular, state broadcaster ZBC’s chief correspondent Reuben Barwe.
“To the media and to those who purport to be journalists, stop calling; a lot of you have been insensitive, ruthless, unkind and absolutely unethical. Reuben Barwe I mean you and your news team.
“Members of The Daily News, The Herald and Newsday as well. You have made me reconsider my professional trajectory altogether and may your papers’ sales continue to plummet,” she said.
Vimbai described her father as a compassionate man.
“My father was a loving, considerate, compassionate, selfless and driven man. He was absolutely everything to me. He lived 63 years of truth love and light.
“I do not know how to pick up the pieces of my heart that are broken but I suppose I will take it one day at a time,” she added thanking her friends and colleagues for their support during a very trying time.
“Thank you everyone who has sent messages, called, in-boxed, tweeted and come to the house and burial. You are all gems and I cannot begin to describe how much it meant to have your support. Rest in peace daddy….”.
Midzi was found dead in his car at his farm two weeks ago after apparently committing suicide in the aftermath of a political fall-out within Zanu-PF that saw him lose his position in the party and suspended for two years.
He was part of a faction within Zanu-PF accused of plotting to take out President Robert Mugabe to replace him with his then deputy Joice Mujuru ahead of the party’s congress last December.
Over 80 senior ruling party officials have fallen foul of a brutal purge that followed the revelations through suspensions and outright expulsions. Source: newzimbabwe