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Mnangagwa visits liberation war stalwarts in Bulawayo

by Pamela Shumba
30 Jan 2016 at 21:45hrs | Views
VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday visited two of the country's liberation war stalwarts, former Senate Deputy President Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu and former Deputy Minister Jane Ngwenya in Bulawayo.

The VP visited Ndlovu, 85, at his Luveve home where he is recuperating, and Ngwenya, 81, the former Deputy Minister of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Welfare at an Old People's Home where she is living.

VP Mnangagwa visited the two after presenting a lecture to students from different tertiary institutions at the Bulawayo Polytechnic.

The lecture was on constitutional requirements for young people.

Speaking at Ndlovu's home, VP Mnangagwa said it was the obligation of political leaders to support veterans of the country's liberation struggle such as Cdes Ndlovu and Ngwenya in times of need.

"Ndlovu isn't well. So I thought I should take this opportunity to visit him and see how he's doing. I also went to see Ngwenya because these are our old veterans of the struggle. They were our bosses when we were growing up.

"I'm happy that they're looking bright and well. Of course Ngwenya has problems with her legs but she's looking bright. Ndlovu is also looking bright. From the reports I was getting, I thought I would find him sleeping. I'm hopeful that God will continue to strengthen him through prayers from the party and his loved ones, said VP Mnangagwa.

Ndlovu, who was visibly excited to see the VP, said he was feeling a lot better, adding that he believed that the prayers from the party and family members were strengthening him.

"I'm recovering and I've greatly improved. I'm grateful that the VP visited me. His visit has lifted my spirit".

Ngwenya was also happy with the visit and thanked VP Mnangagwa.

Three weeks ago, Zanu-PF Poiltburo members, Professor Jonathan Moyo and Joshua Malinga, also visited Ndlovu at his home.

Earlier this month, Ndlovu's wife Sithokozile said it was a difficult time for the family and they needed support, especially from Zanu-PF.

Source - Chronicle