Tongogara’s ‘smallhouse’ dies

THE late Zanla commander and national hero Josiah Magama Tongogara’s alleged “smallhouse”, Anita Nherera, has died. She was 56.


Nherera passed on at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare yesterday morning after a long battle with cancer.

Tongogara’s daughter, Sukai, confirmed the death yesterday, saying the deceased was her mother’s younger sister who sired a son with the national hero.

Parirenyatwa Hospital.

Parirenyatwa Hospital.

“There is a bereavement in the family. My mother’s sister Anita passed on this morning at around 3am after losing her battle with cancer,” she said.

Sukai said no funeral arrangements had been made yet as the family was still waiting for elders in the Nherera family to first meet.

Sukai dispelled social media reports that Tongogara’s first wife Angelina had passed on.

“My mother is alive. It is her sister who passed on, but she had a son with Tongogara — Simba,” she said.

Tongogara died in Mozambique in 1979 as he was driving back home after the liberation struggle.

8 Responses to Tongogara’s ‘smallhouse’ dies

  1. Lex Mapazho February 17, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    newsday tipei reporting ine hunhu ,mungabva mati small house dies ,zvakafita kunge zvaiva mu H-Town Metro

  2. Loyiso February 17, 2016 at 9:08 am #

    Hezvo…i headline yekupi ko iyi….Mukoma Blessed i think you dont reaaly know this family kana yada kukugadzirira size…bvunza vanhu vepaRuwa…show a bit of some respect hanty

  3. Lobhengula February 17, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    Stupid headline…stop it!

  4. Fatso February 17, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    Very disrespectful headline, Blessed Mhlanga. And the Editor, where are you?

  5. nikky February 17, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    pa headline apo mr editor….lets respect the dead. and i think this is not even news what if she was the “small house” as yu put it. how does that benefit us the readers?

  6. Pasi Raenda February 17, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Hazvina hunhu izvi nyaraiwo vakomana Im really disappointed with you Newsday

  7. CDE ZINDOWE February 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    News day please, your headline is insulting. Quickly apologise

  8. Richard February 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    The headline is insulting and demeaning. That is not responsible journalism. You are not a tabloid paper!

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