Bikita East legislator dies

ZANU PF’s Bikita East legislator and central committee member, Kennedy Matimba collapsed and died at a private hospital in Masvingo on Tuesday night after complaining of malaria.

BY TATENDA CHITAGU

Party provincial chair, Ezra Chadzamira, yesterday confirmed Makurira’s death saying they had written to the politburo to have him declared a provincial war hero.

“It is with a deep sense of loss that I confirm the bad news of the passing on of a colleague, a brother, a friend and fellow legislator and party member,” Chadzamira said.

“He died at Makurira Memorial Hospital after suffering from malaria. We have since written to the Politburo to have him conferred with a provincial war hero status because of his contribution to the development of Zimbabwe in the pre and post-independence era.”

He said during the war of liberation, Matimba was a war collaborator.

“After independence, he worked hard for the development of the country and became a central committee member while in the youth league, and then became a legislator and was again in the party’s central committee,” Chadzamira said.

He said burial arrangements will only be announced after the politburo’s ruling on his hero status.

Matimba, a prominent businessman in Bikita, once served as Zanu PF politburo member.

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8 Comments

  1. I think the recent MDC rally made him worse. MHSRIP (PROVIDED HE DIDNT MURDER OTHER PEOPLE).

  2. Rest in peace bamukuru,till we meet again

  3. This ZanuPF stalwart collapsed at a Private Hospital ????!!!!!! What’s wrong with going to a Zanu PF Govt Hospital?

  4. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…nematambudziko kumhuri yose yekwake.

  5. mhondi dzeZANU dzotombofawo nhai? makaita zvorova 2008 muchiponda, nekuponda, nekuponda, muchingoponda!

  6. Ukatosvora ndiwe unotosvogwa

    Ezra Chadzamira, yesterday confirmed Makurira’s death

  7. Ukatosvora ndiwe unotosvogwa

    “Ezra Chadzamira, yesterday confirmed Makurira’s death”

    EDitor varikukotsira pabasa

  8. Ini ndinotoda kuti pasambosara zvapo kana mbeu imwe zvayo nekuti kuchema kwevana vezimbabwe ingozi huru mudzimba dzevanhu vezanu pf.

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