Mother to MDC Alliance president Mr Nelson Chamisa passed away on Monday at her home in Gutu.
Reports indicate that Gogo Chamisa collapsed and died while in her garden.
In a post on Twitter, Chamisa paid tribute to her departed mother, saying she imparted to him the important values in life. He wrote:
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She toiled to educate me just like all mothers do for families. She taught me industry, respect, discipline, integrity and hard work. A hardworking, multi-talented woman. A prayer warrior & pillar in the faith. Collapsed in her garden& went to be with the Lord. Rest in power Mai Nerison!
Zimbabweans have expressed their condolences to Mr Chamisa and his family following their loss. Here are some of the reactions we have gleaned from Twitter:
Richard Tsvangirai: My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother, Ambuya Chamisa. May you and your family be comforted during this difficult period. My thoughts are with you, President @
Alex Magaisa: @ Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I speak from experience when I say the bond isn’t broken but strengthened. It’s a bond formed from the time of temporary tenancy in mother’s womb & permanent residency in the heart. May her soul rest in peace.
Fortune Chasi: The passing on of a parent, particularly when it’s sudden is a very painful development. So sorry @
Hopewell Chin’ono: I am saddened by the passing of Mbuya Chamisa, @ ’s mother. We are ALL our mother’s children. It is never easy losing your mother. May Mbuya Chamisa Rest in eternal Peace. My condolences to @ and his whole family, and may the Lord comfort them.
Walter Mzembi: Nematambudziko mwanamai @ on the loss of our mother and matriarch of the family. Please take comfort in our solidarity and sympathies with you and your family at this most difficult time. May her dear soul rest in peace.
Lovemore Madhuku: To @ and the Chamisa family, you have all my prayers at this difficult time. The Lord our God will use this sad moment to demonstrate his amazing presence. He will give you the much-needed strength to take you through. May our dear mother’s soul rest in peace.
Fadzayi Mahere: Sending my deepest condolences to President Chamisa and his family on the untimely loss of Ambuya Chamisa. May her soul rest in peace.
Noah Manyika: @ Our heartfelt condolences at the passing of your mother. We are praying for you at this difficult time and trust that the Lord will be your strength and comfort. May His peace which passes all understanding be with you and the rest of your family. Blessings.
Jonathan Moyo: Heartfelt condolences to the People’s President @ for the untimely death of his mother. May the Lord be with him & his family, and see them through the darkness of their painful loss. And may goodness & mercy be with Ambuya Chamisa in the House of the Lord forever!
Saviour Kasukuwere: @ Deepest condolences Madyira on the sad and untimely loss of your dear mother. The pain of losing a mother is unbearable. We pray that the Almighty will receive Mama, and MHDSRIP.
Linda Masarira: My heartfelt condolences to @ and the Chamisa family on the passing away of Ambuya Chamisa. May the good Lord comfort you during this trying time. MHSRIP.
Davis Laque: What really can you say to comfort a heart that has experienced the loss of a mother? My deepest condolences to you dear brother, President @ I’m accustomed to a jovial Chamisa, whenever we engage May your heart heal May you find comfort in our Lord, whom you preach.
Godfrey Gandawa: Very sad to learn of the passing of Nelson Chamisa’s mother. My deepest sympathies go out to him and his family and I hope those on the political stage will have the decency to give him space to grieve.