The widow of the late Mashonaland Central governor, Ephraim Masawi, Perpetual, on Friday lashed out at MDC-T MPs who denigrated her late husband, saying in Parliament on Thursday that he was unworthy to be buried at the Heroes’ Acre.
Masawi said in an interview with NewsDay yesterday that the MPs should not fight the dead but fight the system.
Masawi said it was uncouth for politicians to keep on debating and questioning the hero status of a dead person because he was unable to defend any of the allegations against him.
“I want to particularly say that the MDC-T MP for Highfield West, Simon Hove, should respect the dead,” Masawi said. “What was he (Hove) doing at a Mbare pub when he discovered that Masawi was a notorious patron of two Mbare beerhalls?”
She was responding to remarks made in Parliament during debate on a motion on condolences on the death of the former Mashonaland governor.
The debate had degenerated into a verbal showdown when MDC-T MPs attacked at the late Masawi’s alleged nefarious activities during his lifetime, while Zanu PF MPs praised him.
“Some MDC-T people came to my husband’s funeral and they said they were sorry for his death. Why did they come and pretend that they were sorry and yet now they are saying such painful things about my husband?” she challenged.