27 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Thousands Bid Farewell to Mai Nhamburo

press release

President Tsvangirai has described the late Mai Martha Nhamburo, the Chitungwiza provincial Women's Assembly chairperson, as a leader who dedicated most of her time in bringing about development and real change to Chitungwiza and her home area of Domboshava.

The President was speaking before thousands of MDC supporters, family and friends at the burial of Mai Nhamburo at Mungati Village in Domboshava today.

Mai Nhamburo, 46, who was also the councillor for Ward 4 in Goromonzi West, died in Domboshava on Sunday.

"Mai Nhamburo is a woman who set an example to the rest of the community regardless of political differences," said President Tsvangirai.

"She was a woman full of love for all. A person must be able to balance politics and religion and she managed to do that without any problems. Politics is not evil, it helps a nation to choose and have leadership, but it does not stop anyone from being a Christian as we are witnessing here. It in fact nurtures one to be a better leader," said President Tsvangirai.

He described Mai Nhamburo as a fearless fighter for a free and democratic Zimbabwe. "She fought a good fight; she has played her role in the struggle for real change. She has run a good race and has passed on the button stick to the next leader.

"She was always brave, courageous but at the same time she was a gentle leader and will be forever remembered by all who knew her. We will always remember her for dedicating her time to bring about development in Domboshava and Chitungwiza."

The burial was attended by the MDC National Standing Committee members, Chitungwiza provincial leadership, ministers, councillors and thousands of party supporters, family and friends.

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