MDC-T Highfield West ward 29 district chairperson Queen Gondo was finally buried at Warren Hills cemetery in Harare yesterday days after the party’s supporters fought with her Zanu PF relatives over burial arrangements.
The MDC-T took charge of the funeral proceedings in what they said was a “befitting send-off” for their leader who died on Sunday morning after a short illness.
MDC-T leaders were clad in party regalia bearing a portrait of Gondo.
Ward 29 councillor Peter Marange said: “We managed to fulfill her wishes and made sure as the MDC-T family. We came in our numbers to bury her. She was our leader and she wanted this kind of burial that we gave to her.
“I am one of the people who saw her in her last days and I ran around to assist and even her children said they knew what she wanted and that’s to have MDC-T people up to her end.”
Gondo’s relatives and Zanu PF supporters wanted her to be buried in Hwedza, their rural home. However, MDC-T, which contributed towards the funeral could have none of it.
Her children insisted their mother wanted to be buried by MDC-T activists.
Gondo’s relatives yesterday refused to comment on the matter.