Former Cabinet Minister Florence Chitauro Dies

Former Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Florence Chitauro has died, Newsday reports. Chitauro reportedly collapsed at her home in Borrowdale and her family said she died from a stroke.

Her death was confirmed by the Family spokesperson Egypt Chitauro who said that Chitauro, who was once the Zimbabwean Ambassador to Australia, collapsed while she was alone at her home:

She died from stroke. She was staying at Chitauro Farm in Chegutu, a farm she bought a long time ago. So she came here (Harare) and was alone at her house in Borrowdale Brooke when she suffered the stroke.

Chitauro who was a cabinet Minister during the Mugabe era in the late 90s reportedly caused a storm during her tenure as an Ambassador touched a storm after she attacked the Australian Prime Minister John Howard for vilifying Mugabe.

She survived by 2 sons and many grandchildren according to the publication and burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

More: Newsday 


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