Zimbabwe People’s Democratic Party (ZPDP) leader Isabel Shanangurai Madangure, who died last Thursday in South Africa, has been accorded a State-assisted funeral and will be buried at Warren Hills Cemetery Monday afternoon.
Family spokesperson Obadiah Moyo said Madangure’s body arrived in Harare on Sunday afternoon and was taken to a private funeral parlour.
Madangure (73) died at a South African hospital where she was undergoing treatment after sustaining head injuries when she collapsed at her home in Mandara, Harare, last month.
“She was admitted into hospital six weeks ago after a fall at her home in Mandara which caused a clot in her brain. She was hospitalised at Avenues Clinic in Harare before being airlifted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she died on Thursday afternoon,” Moyo said.
Madangure formed the ZPDP in the mid ’90s, culminating in her contesting the 2002 presidential election in a race pitting political heavyweights Zanu PF’s President Robert Mugabe against MDC-T leader Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mourners are gathered at number 22 Pringle Road, Mandara, Harare.
Madangure, who was a widow, is survived by four children.