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Chamisa ally dies

by Staff reporter
01 Jun 2024 at 13:04hrs | Views
Citizens' Coalition for Change (CCC) legislator Murisi Zwizwai has passed away.

Zwizwai was a founding member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and a senior official in the united CCC.

"I have learned with deep sadness of the passing of Hon Murisi Zwizwai in the early hours of this morning," said his former President Nelson Chamisa. "We worked together from the early days of the struggle for change and freedom in Zimbabwe. He was affable, jocular, generous, and jovial. My prayers are with the family and friends. RIP Murambwi."

Zwizwai is said to have succumbed to complications related to high blood pressure.

He once served as the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) Mines and Mining Development deputy minister under the unity government.

Zwizwai was first elected as the National Assembly member for Harare Central in 2003 and was re-elected in the 2022 by-election.

At the time of his death, he was one of five candidates nominated to fill vacancies in the Zimbabwean Senate. These vacancies arose after the recall of five CCC senators by Sengezo Tshabangu, who claims to be the interim secretary-general of the CCC party.

Source - online