A friend in deed: Prof Lovemore Madhuku mourns with Kasukuwere
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NATIONAL Constitutional Assembly party president Professor Lovemore Madhuku on Saturday visited former ZANU-PF politburo member Saviour Kasukuwere’s rural home to pay his condolences following the death of gogo Gladys Lucia Kasukuwere who died on New Year’s eve.
“Prof Madhuku came today to support our family during this difficult time. We are touched by the warmth he has extended to us. Thanks Prof for honoring Gogo,” Kasukuwere said.
Gogo Gladys Kasukuwere, mother to Saviour Kasukuwere, is said to have died from heart-related complications at the age of 79.
She was buried on 3 January, 2019, an event which was snubbed by Kasukuwere’s esterwhile comrades in the ruling ZANU-PF.
Prof Madhuku was one of the high-ranking people who trekked all the way to Kasukuwere’s rural home in Mt. Darwin to pay his condolences as top ZANU-PF officials snubbed the funeral, presumably afraid of being labelled G40 sympathizers by their “system.”
Notable political figures who paid condolences to Kasukuwere include former Harare Mayor Ben Manyenyeni and MDC National Chairperson Lucia Matibenga, who both sent their condolence messages on Twitter.
Kasukuwere was a ZANU-PF commissar and Local Government Minister before being jettisoned by the military coup of November 2017 as party of the “criminals around Robert Mugabe.”
He went into exile, before sneaking back into the country and getting briefly detained on charges of leaving the country through an undesignated exit.
ZANU-PF is currently led by members of the Lacoste faction, who had a nail-biting clash wih the vanquished G40 faction whose members have now vitrually been silenced or scattered into exile.
Professor Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwao are in exile, as is former Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Mandiitawepi Chimene.
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe is being treated in the Far East, but is believed to have smoked a peace pipe with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. — ZOOMZimbabwe