HARARE - Acting President Joice Mujuru was yesterday inducted into the worldwide Women’s Heritage Society Hall of Fame.
Mujuru is on the same list with Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of State; Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Liberian President and Beyonce Knowles, a US actress, musician and entrepreneur.
Enrico Sibanda, a chief representative of the Heritage Society, said his organisation came up with the international Hall of Fame through recommendations received from around the globe and research.
“Induction into the Women’s Heritage Society is the second highest symbolic preservation and historical recognition and honour bestowed upon women in the world who have lived a life that inspires another life, a life worth celebrating, an inspiration to humanity and a legacy worth preserving for generations present and future,” Sibanda said.
The organisation also inducted 20 Zimbabwean women into the local Women’s Heritage Society and include Charity Jinya, managing director of MBCA Bank; Merrisa Kambani, chief executive officer of Avenues Clinic; Gloria Magombo, CEO of the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority; Eve Gadzikwa, CEO of the Standards Association of Zimbabwe; Nancy Guzha, CEO of Unilever Zimbabwe; Pastor Ruth Musarurwa, senior pastor of Christ Embassy Church; Marah Hativagone, managing director of CodChem; Florence Sigudu Matamba, CEO of Transmedia Corporation; Apostle Sarah Nyathi of Harvest House International Church and Apostle Mavis Gurupira of FIG International.
The other Zimbabwean women in the Women’s Heritage Society are Florence Jambwa of Zimra; Pastor Maureen Shana, Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa of UFIC; Ruth Ncube MD of First Mutual Life; Neddy Matshalaga of Primson; Lynn Mukonoweshuro of AfrAsia; Isabel Chihuri of Kuyedza Women’s Club; Patience Hove of Elshaddai Ministries International; Nothando Mtomba, the headmistress of Avondale Primary School and Beauty Mtsambiwa of Girls High School.