Chindori-Chininga denied national hero status

THE late Zanu PF Guruve South MP Edward Chindori Chininga who died in a mysterious car accident last week has been declared a liberation war hero.

Report by Moses Matenga

Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa confirmed the development yesterday, adding that the status befitted the outspoken former Mines minister who at the time of his death led a parliamentary committee that produced a damning report on the diamond mining sector.

“It’s true we received a letter from the province asking us to confer him with the national hero status, but you know that is not an order given to us. It was not a commanding letter, it was asking and we gave what we saw fit,” Mutasa said.

“We decided to give liberation war hero status and we have communicated with his family.”

Mourners were yesterday still gathered at the ex-minister’s home at number 96 Bedford Road in Christon Bank although it was not yet clear when and where he would be buried.

Chindori-Chininga faced his demise in a mysterious crash last week after his Jeep Cherokee car rammed into a tree at a T-junction along the Guruve-Harare Road, raising speculation that he could have been a victim of internal party fights.

In March last year, Chindori-Chininga survived another horror crash after his Mercedes Benz collided with a pick-up truck near Concession. The Guruve South MP left government under mysterious circumstances in 2004 following a mini Cabinet reshuffle by President Robert Mugabe and later lost his Zanu PF Copac post after being labelled a sell-out.

33 Responses to Chindori-Chininga denied national hero status

  1. wamaromo June 25, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    I hope the Chiningas will respect their name and bury their own at their own burial site rather than include him with tsotsis and murderers. At least they are lucky he was not sent to these sites because when Jesus comes he won’t go to Heroes Acre because he knows who is there.

    • dzidzai manhi June 25, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      Not everyone who’s buried in the Heroe’s Acre is a bad person. Many good and true fallen heroes in there.

      Get that right

      • mk June 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

        tell us the gud namez

    • Ngaka June 25, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      Please my fellow Zimbabwean. Don’t waste your time talking politics while others are enjoying their lives with money without talking politics. See how this Zim poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars. Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the methods and companies she was using to do that. (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM), a very simple idea but a very powerful one, Wake up Africans

    • wordwriter June 25, 2013 at 11:01 am #

      let the chiniga’s bury him with his zanu kith and kin. in 2008 he oversaw his cadres murdering and beating the people of guruve. he is the zanu style war hero where the only war is against the people of zimbabwe- the poor, the widows, the orphans, the rural farmers who can be kicked to death and starved ‘willy nilly’.

    • kule June 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      Mukatyei Gurajena usadaro shamwari!

  2. majetsha June 25, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    afa haamuki chero akavigwa pakati peHarare chaipo. R.I.P. hama. kana tomutswa namusiki tinenge tafanana TOSE.

  3. tsikamutanda June 25, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    taura hako wamaromo,hundi kuhundi mhunga kumhunga.God loves the Chiningas coz varamba kuti mwana wavo asangane nevasakakodzera

  4. gracia June 25, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    RIP Comrade Chindori Mwari niye anoziva

  5. Epgnosis June 25, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    R.I.P Chindori. To the Chininga family, “mourn with hope,” the Lord is with you. It doesn’t matter where one is buried. It only matters to fools who don’t know that man is a Spirit as such they put so much attention on the body which has no life anymore. What only matters is the destination the spirit would have taken. Do not even be moved by earthly titles that are conferred by “mere” men who themselves can’t give life. The most important title is the one given by the Creator Himself, the Judge of all, the One Who is The Resurrection and the Life.

  6. Chingara June 25, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    @egoism, you can Sing all the lallabies you want. Chindori is measured like everyone else, by ZANUPF preagreed standards to which Chindori prescribed. So why don’t you find other fibbs to write about Mr.Editor!!!!

  7. Gandaga June 25, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    My understanding is all accidents are mysterious as there are not planned. One thing is definite that all will answer the Lord’s call one way or another and noone lives forever.

  8. Patrick makoni June 25, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Zvakaoma chaizvo

    • madzibaba shegede June 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      Postori yakanaka chose dai maiva mupostori makapiwa tutombo tuviri makakanda makanongedza muzinda weZanupf musina kufa.

  9. Wengwere June 25, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    What is this Heroes nonsense? Zanu was voted into power by the ordinary folk in 1980: they never won any single battle against the Rhodesians and were unlikely to defeat thhe Rhodesians. Why should anyone in Zanu claim they are Heroes? For doing what? They should be thanking the people who voted them into power in 1980.

  10. Wengwere June 25, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Zanu did not bring black rule to Zimbabwe, Abel Muzorewa’s UANC did. He was the first black prime minister. Don’t listen to the lies that Zanu freed Zimbabwe. Muzorewa was a black man. Muzorewa stole Zanu and Zapu’s thunder to be the first black to govern in 1979.

  11. Wengwere June 25, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Zanu PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, who talks too much about “liberation this, liberation that”, was ensconced in Birmingham, UK in the 1970s. Mutasa was enjoying life in the home of the colonial power and studying being sponsored by the whites.

  12. morgain is more June 25, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Tinoda kuzoona kuti ivo ana Mutasa vachivigwepi. kusarudzana pakuvigana sezvinodzi paHEROES ndopane vachamuka chete kana hwamanda yarira. SHAME on you ZANU PF

  13. KONDO June 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Please my fellow Zimbabwean. Don’t waste your time talking politics while others are enjoying their lives with money without talking politics. See how this Zim poor woman became a millionaire just by buying and selling accidented cars. Very interesting idea. Go to (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM) to see the methods and companies she was using to do that. (ACCIDENTEDCARS.COM), a very simple idea but a very powerful one, Wake up Africans

  14. dr sydex June 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Zvakaoma hama

  15. sisi b June 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    its not about the place that a body which rots anyway is buried but the benefits to be enjoyed by deceased’s family. Saka panoda kutariswa, potarisiswa the beneficiaries

  16. Suprosonyoni June 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    heroes acre yagara haisi nzvimbo yevatsvene

  17. Lucas June 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    Kkkkkkkk let him rest

  18. Silas Mhlanga June 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Kuwigwa kuwigwa chero papi, pai?2m is 2m chete. vigai munhu musiyane navana Mutasa vasingafi rufu rwafa Chininga.

  19. Mankuss June 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Tough! Ndezvemeso!

  20. jambanja mazimbavha June 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    at least chakafa chavekuchinja bastar

  21. 4ya June 25, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Mirai muone kupenga kuchaita vamwe

  22. chimwango June 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    HEROES ACRE burial another unfortunate way of dividing Zimbabweans.

  23. cde zvombo zveHondo June 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Mungataure muchataura pachikomo panowingwa munhu nemutupo wechimurenga.Vachininga vaiswa panoenderana nebasa rawaka bata.hazvina kunzi mupanduki

  24. muna jimu June 26, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Apihwa zvaienderana naye murume uyu. Zorora murugare

  25. hlakanyane June 26, 2013 at 4:52 am #

    during 1980s, we used 2 tell them that zanu pf is killing us in mat land but they didnt care.they made mugabe a demi god.Now the big cock(jonkwe) is eating the eggs in its roast

  26. chìninga A June 26, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Rip NENDORO,

  27. chìninga A June 26, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    wedu mauraya pake apedza tamirira kuona imi muchienda kudenga netsoka. Regai arare pana mai nababa, nehama dzake. Zororai murugare NHARI NENDORO u wil be missed a lot

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