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ZANU-PF has expressed grief over the loss of two party cadres, Vivian Mwashita and Chinhamo Chinamano, saying their untimely deaths were a great loss to the nation. Party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo described the two as dedicated liberation war fighters who sacrificed their youth for the cause of the nation.
Mwashita (58) died last Friday at Parirenyatwa Hospital. She succumbed to diabetes. She leaves behind three children and six grandchildren. On Chinhamo Chinamano, Simon Khaya Moyo said: “Zanu-PF has learnt with shock and dismay of the untimely death of Chinhamo Chinamano, the son of the late national liberation war heroes, Josiah and Ruth Chinamano.
“His body was found yesterday in a trench near his home in Old Highfield, Harare. Anyone of adult age in Zimbabwe who never heard of the Chinamano family could never have been part of the liberation struggle.
“The Chinamanos were a household name who bore the brunt of the liberation struggle with incredible tenacity.” Khaya Moyo said unlike his parents, Chinhamo had played a quiet role in the struggle as he always showed visible irritation at settler oppression, suppression and repression since he grew up without his parents who were always either in detention, restriction or in prison.
“His untimely death is a loss not only to his family but to all revolutionaries of repute who are familiar with the settler oppressive history of this country. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said Khaya Moyo.
Chinamano (60) died on Saturday. He is believed to have fallen into the trench on his way home from a local beer hall during the late hours of the day. He survived by his wife, son and grandson. Khaya Moyo said funeral arrangements for the two would be announced in due course.
Source: the herald