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Mugabe in fresh trouble

by Staff Reporter
16 May 2017 at 05:27hrs | Views
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is  reportedly in trouble from  Zanu PF Manicaland provincial leadership that is demanded that the late retired High Court judge Justice Simpson Mtambanengwe be declared a national hero.

The late former Supreme Court judge and Namibia's former Chief Justice Simpson Mtambanengwe

Mtambanengwe died last Thursday in Namibia.

According to NewsDay, the 93 year old Mugabe was not keen on honouring Mtambanengwe given the late High Court judge's unceremonious departure from Zec and his cloudy liberation war past.

Acting Manicaland provincial chairperson Joseph Mujati confirmed to NewsDay yesterday that the party's Manicaland provincial executive had recommended that Mtambanengwe be accorded national hero status.

"It is true we have written to the party national leadership requesting that Justice Mtambanengwe be declared a national hero. We are now waiting for the decision," Mujati said.

A senior party leader in the province added: "Although most people do not know him, records show that he worked tirelessly as Zanu's external affairs secretary while in Zambia in the formative years of the liberation struggle.

Declaring him a national hero is the only way we can repay him."

Family spokesperson Cornelius Sanyanga confirmed the family was aware of the request, but pointed out that Mtambanengwe had made a wish to be buried at his rural home of Manicaland.

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Source - NewsDay