MDC leader Nelson Chamisa cut short his regional engagement in Botswana to attend the burial of his top party official Tapiwa Mashakada’s father in rural Masvingo on Wednesday.
Chamisa posted his picture on Twitter addressing mourners at the Mashakada homestead. He said he had to rush back home from Botswana just in time for the burial. Said Chamisa:
In Masvingo laying to rest hon. Dr Mashakada’s father in Machitenda area. Had to come back from Botswana in time for the burial. Dr Mashakada is a senior leader in the party. We comfort the Mashakada family during this difficult time. RIP Sekuru Mashakada.
The late Mashakada died of cancer recently. His son is MDC secretary for finance and economic affairs and remains a respected political figure within MDC structures in Masvingo.