Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa praised the late Kizito Chivamba and likened him to Job in the bible. Chivamba was the Zanu-PF Midlands deputy provincial chairman. He died at Gweru Provincial Hospital last Wednesday after a short illness and was declared a provincial hero.
Speaking at his burial, Mnangagwa said:
Cde Chivamba has gone at a time when the party is internally fumigating itself from elements bent on weakening and destabilising it ahead of the 2018 elections. It is in this spirit that I call upon all those he has left behind to remain united as we gear ourselves towards victory in the 2018 elections.
Cde Chivamba was like Job of the Bible. He was accused of a lot of things when he was in the party, which led to his suspension. However, the truth later prevailed and he was cleared. This is because the truth is like light — it prevails over darkness.
Chivamba is infamous for shooting the late Gweru businessman Patrick Kombayi in the run upto the 1990 elections. Kombayi was challenging then Vice President Simon Muzenda for the Gweru Urban seat. Kombayi survived the shooting but sustained serious injuries and had to be treated in the United Kingdom.
Chivamba received a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 7 years in prison for attempted murder together with his accomplice the late Central Intelligence Organisation deputy director, Elias Kanengoni.
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