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Zanu-PF youths mourn hero Sandiyani

by Staff reporter
05 Oct 2021 at 05:32hrs | Views
The Zanu-PF youth league has joined the nation in mourning the late national hero Wereki Sandiyani, who was buried on Saturday at the National Heroes Acre.

Sandiyani died on September 26 at the age of 66.

In a statement, Zanu-PF acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs, Tendai Chirau, said: "The Zanu-PF Youth League in its rank and file  across all its structures, joins the President and First Secretary of Zanu-PF, His Excellency, E.D Mnangagwa, the whole of the Zanu-PF Party, the revolutionary people of Zimbabwe and the Sandiyani family in mourning the untimely and painful loss of a selfless cadre and hero of the national liberation struggle, Wereki Sandiyani, affectionately known by his nom de guerre, Gabella."

"We do with heavy hearts, convey and extend our sincerest condolences to all those who worked with him and those who, like us, have had the privilege of benefitting from associating with him throughout his lifelong involvement with the lofty agenda of freeing our nation from the shackles of colonial domination, and imparting the legacy and ethos of the revolution to the youths.

"As young revolutionaries, we will forever cherish the vibrant and fervent never-say-die spirit of the revolution which to his credit, he freely shared with us as an instructor with the National Youth Service programme."

"He brought tears to many eyes with the grievous injuries cruelly and heartlessly inflicted upon him by the Smith regime in an attempt to quench the revolutionary fire within him.

"They excruciatingly hacked his legs, but dismally failed to hack his spirit. He remained undaunted unto death.

 Chirau added: "We grieve over our cruel loss of a down to earth doyen of militant revolutionary politics, a meek genius who knew how best to get to the hearts and minds of the youths.

"The virtues of patience, loyalty, hard work and honesty are some of the most enduring markers of the character of Gabella, which we shall certainly strive to emulate as young people."

The late Sandiyani was born on June 5, 1955 in Mazuri Village under chief Dotito in Mt Darwin.

Source - The Herald