Former Zanu PF member Cephas Msipa has died. He passed on at West End clinic in Harare this morning. Msipa was hospitalised last week over a suspected chest infection. Several top Zanu PF officials, among them national commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, visited him at the hospital.
Last week the former Zanu-PF politburo member was said to be breathing unaided. In an interview with the Chronicle his son Douglas had said his father was responding well to medication. At the time he dismissed social media reports which were saying that the former freedom fighter had died.
Msipa was born on 7 July 1931 in Shabani in a family of 10 children and was married to Sharlottie Msipa and they had eight children. He was educated at Siboza School from 1941 to 1943 before going to Dadaya Mission where he was taught by Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole. He left school in 1949 but returned to Dadaya in 1951 to train as a primary school teacher. Between 1953 to 1954, he studied privately for his Matriculation Exemption Certificate.
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Meawhile, Msipa’s grandson, Lloyd Junior Msipa, was found dead in his room at university this morning. No information has been made available as to the cause of death.
You can read Cephas Msipa’s full profile here.