ANC Officials More Visible At Dabengwa Than Zanu-PF, Mliswa

Norton Legislator lamented today that South African ANC officials were more “prominent” at the funeral of the late ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa, than were Zanu-PF officials. He said he was particularly disappointed that fellow “ZIPRA Cadre”  Kembo Mohadi did not attend the funeral.

From Temba Msliwa on Twitter:

Death either divides or unites. We talk of National Peace & Reconciliation Healing but are we there? whilst at Dr. Dabengwa’s funeral, I observed the people’s mood, yes there’s Peace but I think we still have work to do towards Healing & Reconciliation which starts at the top.

I must admit I was quite disappointed not to see the Head of @NPRCZim at the funeral. Fine he had attended an inauguration, but could another Minister equally have not attended that event? I would’ve imagined the funeral of a fellow ZIPRA cadre to have been of more priority.

As leaders it’s important to lead by example. It’d appear the majority of @ZANUPF_Official Executive & MPs were conspicuously absent, the most senior in attendance being Ambassador S. K. Moyo, Secretary, Info&Publicity. In fact @MYANC were more prominent than @ZANUPF_Official.

This absence got me thinking…If one can’t come to bury one of the most revered Commanders of the struggle, we have a long way to go.

Even in Parly, Madam Speaker failed to recognise a minute of silence in respect of Dr. Dabengwa’s passing….it’s sad, but you can’t put a good man down, it was a great send off for a great man!

It was good to see the likes of Jabulani Sibanda, Mutinhiri & other ZIPRA Commanders in attendance. #ZIPRA & #ZANLA seem to be united.

Not withstanding my thoughts at the funeral, it was a befitting send off for a well respected man who played a great role in being a liberator for Southern Africa…Go well Dr. Dumiso Dabengwa

 

Dumiso DabengwaJabulani SibandaKembo Mohadi

Dumiso Dabengwa was a politician and the president of ZAPU. He was also a member of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) officially until 2008 when he left to revive ZAPU political party. In 2018, Dumiso formed the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation. Between 2018 and 2019... Read More About Dumiso Dabengwa

Jabulani Sibanda is a former member of the Zanu-PF party and former leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association. Widely viewed in Zimbabwe as controversial, Sibanda has been suspended and expelled from the Zanu-PF party on different occasions, the latest being in November... Read More About Jabulani Sibanda

Kembo Mohadi is a Zimbabwean politician who is the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and second secretary of Zanu-PF. Mohadi is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) where he is a member of the Central Committee and Politburo. He... Read More About Kembo Mohadi

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