Tsvangirai mourns Maud Muzenda

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday said the late Maud Muzenda played a pivotal role in shaping her late husband, Vice-President Simon Muzenda’s political career and influenced most of his decisions, particularly on occasions when he was acting President.

BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU

The late Maud Muzenda
The late Maud Muzenda

Tsvangirai made the remarks as he paid his condolences at the Muzenda family home in Chisipite.

The opposition leader said Muzenda’s loss would be felt across the country.

“I am sure the loss would be felt by everyone in the country. I was narrating one of the episodes on my experiences with her when Mzee (Muzenda) was acting President. I came here I think there was a nurses strike and I came to talk to him and he was not ready until Mai Muzenda said these are children and if you are angry, where do you want them to go, that’s when he calmed down,” he said.

“I was trying to illustrate the influence a woman has over her husband. The liberation generation, a generation of nationalists is going one by one. They are leaving a legacy, but it does not illustrate the full burden they carried as women,” Tsvangirai said.

Meanwhile, Masvingo Zanu PF province has written to the party’s politburo seeking Muzenda to be declared a national heroine.

“We are requesting the party to bestow her with the national heroine status and give her the honour she deserves. We have since written a letter and will wait to hear from the politburo,” provincial chairperson, Ezra Chadzamira said.

The party’s spokesman, Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday paid a tribute to the late Muzenda in a statement.

“Post-independence, she quietly and motherly contributed in the consolidation of our freedom and independence. Her humility and simplicity ran deep like still water. She has left a legacy of selfless services to us all,” he said.

30 Comments

  1. Maud Muzenda was a very , very nice woman.

    1. Even by just looking at that photo, unotoona kuti ndiamai chaivo. MHSRIP

  2. Her husband’s position in the country failed to spoil her

  3. I AGREE WITH YOU GUYS MAI AVA NDISALLY MUGABE NUMBER TWO VANGA VASINGANGOITI KUBHABHAMUKA SEDAFI

    1. Robert Gabriel Matuzvili

      unopenga iwe. why not say Sally is MAUD NUMBER 2?

      1. You don’t think logically! Stek!!

  4. a genuine mother and humble lady .rest in peace maMuzenda

  5. May her soul rest in eternal peace

  6. Marujata angadai akadzidzawo kubva kwavari

  7. Makagona Save kunobata maoko ndazvifarira rufu haruna party imiwoyee..rest in peace amai Mzee mune muenzaniso amai dai madzimai tose tatevedzerawo tsoka dzavo, fambai zvakanaka.

  8. PROPHET MUSHOKO

    Chokwadi Ava ndiMai mashoko haakwanisi kuvatsanangura ngatitende mwari tichasara nendangariro dzinotipa gwara.

  9. EXEMPLARY MOTHER NOT VAMWE MAI VATINAVO MUNYIKA,THANK U SAVE HEZVOKO BWAAAAAA

  10. ndivo amai vakatsiga kwete mhashu dzatava kuona idzi. Mwari ngaatibatsire

    1. ZORORORAI MURUGARE AMAI MAIVA NERUDO KUMHURI NENYIKA YOSE MAIVA NE

      NECHIREMERERO AMAI

  11. A humble and dignified wife, mother and grandmother. Surely the nation has lost a mother kwete Gire who demands to be recognized as a amai of the nation. Rest in peace amai Muzenda

  12. Looks like the one you can call mum, wife, grandmother R.I.E.P

  13. Zimbabweans as a whole lost a humble mother. May her soul rest in peace. Makarwa kurwa kwakanaka mhamha zororai murugare. Amai chaivo vemunhu wese wemuzimbabwe.

  14. REST IN ETERNAL PEACE mai MUZENDA , MAY THE LORD PUT YOU ON HIS RIGHT HAND AND LIVE ETERNAL LIFE . YOU ARE A LOVED MOTHER , GRANNY AND LEADER , OUR TEARS MAY DRY BUT WE WILL LIVE WITH YOU IN OUR HEARTS.

  15. Hey stop it. Why shower Mai Mzee with such colourfull compliments. Ini hamusikundiona here? STOP IT!!!!!!

  16. RIP amai Venyika

  17. Tsvangirai nyarara wakadeedza ma sanctioons. Nhasi vanhu vari tambura munyika nekuda kwako.

    1. Iwe mha**a iwe, nyarara utibvirepo. Kutadza kuona kuti ZANU yenyu iduz**i.

  18. Sweet move Save

  19. Dhodha remumuganga

    Imi VaRutsitu imi ndiko kubvotomoka kwamave kuita. Off topic chaiyo. Sanction rapinda papi apa.

    Whether there was going to be sanctions or not Zimbabwe was destined for an economic implosion any way. Chete kuti Zanu pressed a panicky button and everything went hay wire but u still blame sanctions.

  20. Change is coming

    That was a very good gesture Save. You have shown that you respect genuine heroes irrespective of being in different parties. Well done.

  21. munhu mabasa ake ndiwo nanotaura – fambayi zvakanaka mhayi.

  22. i gec kufa kwaMaud ma sanctions, Amai vakarova munhu kujoni masanctions. Anyway RIP kuna Amai Chaivo.

  23. M.H.S.R.I.P.

  24. The hallmark of a true heroine is preforming a heroic act and never looking around to check if anyone had seen it. Such heroes are now in very short supply in Zimbabwe as God continues to take them to their resting places after living lives of continual troubles.

    Do we still have one woman in this country with full liberation war credentials and a warm heart that realises the war is over and its time to shape a new Zimbabwe that benefits its citizens now that Maud is gone? Who then is left to calmly talk these barbarians out of their marauding banditry now that we have lost the last voice of reason within Zanu albeit just months before a very tense election?
    We can only look up to the lord for solace in this time of pain as patriotic Zimbabweans.

    Thank you Save for realising that this is a national heroine declared or not. One of the many courageous women who shaped the Zimbabwe you want to lead now. I hope you have the time to at least tell your wife to read the script of these great ones for her o be a better first lady taking over from the last mother we had, Sally of course. may our mother’s soul rest in the peace of HIS grace

  25. who is still singing this rubbish song of sanctions nowerdays?is icecream poisining sactions?

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