The family of Josiah Magama Tongogara has said details disclosed by Defence and War Veterans Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and Acting Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces Lieutenant-General Edzai Chimonyo had enlightened them on what actually transpired during the road accident that claimed the liberation war hero in Mozambique.
In an interview with ZBC News, Tongogara’s widow, Senator Angeline Tongogara said such information will help bring closure to the narrative. She said she was happy that the key witnesses had made revelations on what transpired on the fateful day. Said Senator Tongogara:
Yaingova yekunzi, aaah vakaita accident, aaah vakaita accident asi kuti unyatsowana kuti tsanangudzo yacho yekuti accident yacho yakambofamba seiko, zvigagozodini zvigagozodini.
Below is what Tongogara’s children said about the revelations:
They kind of shed light on how our father passed on and everything. I think it was very informative.
Nyaradzo chipped in:
We had a one-on-one account from the witnesses that were there. So it was really touching and quite emotional and it made the day more special for us.
We heard a few details about the passing of our father that we hadn’t heard before. Some of those details we never knew and it’s good that at least some of the stuff has been said.