Parties mourn MDC-T official Kagurabadza

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OPPOSITION political parties yesterday joined hands in mourning former Mutare mayor and MDC-T Manicaland provincial secretary-general Misheck Kagurabadza (70) who passed away in the eastern border city on Saturday.

BY KENNETH NYANGANI

MDC-T Manicaland spokesperson Trevor Saruwaka told NewsDay most politicians in Manicaland, including some from Zanu PF, had paid condolences to the Kagurabadza family.

Pishai Muchauraya, spokesperson of the newly-formed Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ), described Kagurabadza as a fatherly figure who embraced all people despite their ideological differences.

“The (RDZ) has learnt with deep sorrow and shock of the untimely death of honourable Misheck Tofamangwana Kagurabadza on Saturday,” he said.

“He is one of the finest politicians to ever emerge from Manicaland province and a darling of many across the various political divide.

“During his days as mayor of Mutare City, he stood with the victims of Murambatsvina when he escorted UN-Habitat executive director Annah Tibaijuka at night to Sakubva to see internally displaced residents.

“And the one thing I liked about him is that he did not hold grudges with anyone.”

Meanwhile, MDC-T provincial chairman David Chimhini said Kagurabadza would be buried at his rural home in Mundenda in the Manica Bridge area on Wednesday.

Kagurabadza played a crucial role in the formative stages of the MDC and was the first elected MDC mayor for Mutare in 2002 and is the former Mutasa South Member of Parliament.

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    • What meaning are you giving to the word soldier you fool Taurai zvose. Please learn to call a spade by its name and stop metaphoric and meaningless phrases. Unless if this kagurabadza served in the Smith Army you can rightfully call him well done retired traitor who emulated being a soldier. Whose freedom was he fighting for in Manica Bridge?

  1. i have a question,why does the newsday give prevalance to the renewal team ,even when its clear the politician who has died belonged to the rival faction.why do you still want to score cheap political scores at such a sad moment .He was a member of the MDC-t family ,yet the family members are given the last slot on the comment screen.be serious

    • They are by all means trying to prop up these rebels. Why did they not ask the Zimbabwe Development Party for its opinion. Pamariro your question is very relevant.

  2. 35 years of brainwashing by the ZBC/ Zimpapers has left even some of our so called educated people confused and politically directionless.
    Do you remember that even after Biti had witnessed brazen rigging of the general elections, he went along and blamed Tsvangirai ror it.
    Baba Misheck Kagurabadza we MDC-T azorora hake, ngemadendere.
    Sekuona kwangu, the Renewal Team, the RDZ etc were formed to serve one purpose, To Confuse The Masses. The MDC-T is the only political organization focussed on delivering Zimbabwe to all Zimbabweans.

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