Chinotimba fumes over Chinx national hero status snub, denied access to President to discuss issue

Yesterday Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba was denied access to President Robert Mugabe and First Lady Grace Mugabe as he tried to push for a review to have late musician Cde Chinx declared a national hero instead of a liberation hero. After being frustrated, Chinotimba promised to call the individual Zanu-PF Politburo members to lobby them to push for Cde Chinx to be declared a national hero. Chinotimba was unhappy that Cde Chinx had been denied the honour yet some other Zanu-PF members who were not involved in the liberation war were buried at the National Heroes Acre.

Speaking to NewsDay, Chinotimba said:

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I came here. I wanted to see the First Lady, they denied me access, I wanted to see the President, and they also denied me access.

Now, I am going to call the politburo members one by one and influence them to demand that the politburo meeting will only go ahead after Cde Chinx has been accorded national hero status.

More: NewsDay

Joseph ChinotimbaCde ChinxNational Heroes Acre

Joseph Chinotimba is a war veteran, politician and former Harare City Council security guard who came into the limelight in the new millennium by organizing, directing and leading the famous farm invasions under the Third Chimurenga in the year 2000. Chinotimba was appointed Ambassador of... Read More About Joseph Chinotimba

Dick Chingaira Makoni popularly known in the music circles as Cde Chinx was a revolutionary musician and song-writer. He is considered to be one of the greatest musicians to come out of Zimbabwe. He is known for his revolutionary music which include songs such as... Read More About Cde Chinx

The National Heroes Acre is Zimbabwe's national shrine where national heroes are buried. It was established in 1980 soon after independence. The area was located on the western side of Harare in the Warren Park suburb. The National Stadium was then built nearby. See National... Read More About National Heroes Acre

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One Comment on “Chinotimba fumes over Chinx national hero status snub, denied access to President to discuss issue

  1. I totally agreed with Chinotimba. Chinx is profiled in the Chimurenga front, his involvement in inspiring the guerilla fighters is unquestionable. I then dont understand who is a National Hero? Is it a Minister? These are the same things that are destroying our nation, taking things irrationally. Again this is another big error that we are making as Zimbabweans. Chinotimba should be supported for his bravery to face and challenge the decision. Some of us knew Chinx way back in 1979 and we would be inspired by his songs.

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