Dr Takavafira Zhou, the Midlands Provincial spokesperson for the opposition MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa has announced the death of Mrs Mzezewa who was a member of the party’s Women Assembly Wing. In a statement issued on 6 February 2020, Zhou said:
Midlands Province has been robbed of a committed cadre, a mother, and dedicated democrat. Mai Mzezewa died mid-day today in Gweru. Mai Mzezewa rose from branch through the ward and district to become Vice Chair Lady of the Women Assembly wing in the then Midlands South Province. In the current Midlands province ushered in in 2018, she was a provincial member of the Women Assembly wing.
Her family is a symbol of our quest for democracy and egalitarianism. Many would remember how her homestead became a meeting place for MDC, with even our late iconic President Richard Morgan Tsvangirai also conducting a successful consultative meeting in the Mzezewa homestead, and mother (as she was affectionately known) giving all of us a warm welcome to the homestead.
The husband vaMzezewa is also a provincial member. Though a traditional leader, he is a democrat who treats people under his jurisdiction without looking at their political affiliation.
Mother mai Mzezewa will be remembered for her dedication to democracy and egalitarianism, warm reception of MDC leaders and supporters to her homestead, and her jovial antics during democratic meetings. We will forever miss her strong will power, and quest for peace and harmony in Mberengwa in particular, and Midlands province and Zimbabwe in general.
We have been robbed of a mother of the democratic cause, a committed cadre of change. Our heartfelt condolences to the Mzezewa family and the MDC. Her inspiration will continue to water our spirit of liberty in Mberengwa in particular, and Midlands province and Zimbabwe in general.
Her funeral arrangements will be notified in due course, but she will be buried in Mberengwa. May her soul rest in peace.
Dr Takavafira M. Zhou ( Spokespersons)