Mahofa succumbed to high blood pressure after learning that Mnangagwa had been poisoned: Daughter

The late Minister of State for Masvingo Province Shuvai Mahofa’s daughter has claimed that her mother succumbed to high blood pressure after she learnt that Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa had been poisoned at a Youth Interface Rally in Gwanda. The daughter, Nyengeterai, said:

She (Mahofa) was stressed when she learnt that the VP (Mnangagwa) had been poisoned. She was stressed greatly and cried for two hours. Her blood pressure rose dramatically, she then collapsed before we took her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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We are not interested in what people really said or did not say. We are accepting this as the way that was chosen for her to go.

Mahofa herself is reported to have been poisoned at the Zanu PF annual conference held in Victoria Falls in December 2015. She was declared a national heroine and was buried at the National Heroes Acre on Sunday.

However, there was controversy as part of the crowd walked out when Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko was reading his speech.  The people who walked out wanted President Robert Mugabe or Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to preside over the burial arguing that Mphoko was part of the G40 Faction which they accused of poisoning Mahofa.


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Shuvai Mahofa was a Zimbabwean politician and a member of Zanu-PF where she was part of the politburo. She was the current senator for Gutu and Minister of state for Masvingo Province. Read More About Shuvai Mahofa

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

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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