Addressing people at a memorial service for national heroine Shuvai Mahofa at her home at Mpandawana growth point, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa thanked Zimbabweans for their prayers and said only God has the final word on one’s life.
Mnangagwa said that Mahofa would call him when he was in hospital to check on him and mentioned the two were very close. Said Mnangagwa:
I only received news of her death when I was in hospital in South Africa; I was recovering. President Mugabe confirmed Senator Mahofa’s death when he visited me in hospital. I was not able to attend her funeral because I was not fit but her passing on was a great loss. We were very close. I only came back from hospital (in South Africa) on Friday evening and found out that there was a memorial service. Before resting, I made arrangements to be here today (yesterday). I am happy I managed to attend the memorial service. I can now go home and rest. After falling sick, the late Senator Mahofa would phone me asking how I was feeling. There were some people who were spreading false information, so she was checking on me. I am still alive because the Lord has not called me yet. Thank you for your prayers.
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