Articles tagged 'heroes acre'

Thokozile Mathuthu burial today 19 August 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF women’s league deputy secretary Thokozile Mathuthu who died on Monday will be buried today at the National Heroes Acre. Mathuthu was born on March 26, 1957 in Bulawayo and she became active politically in the 1970s. Between 1975 and 1978, she was a committee member o...
Parly mourns Tsvangirai 19 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has joined Zimbabweans and the rest of the world in mourning the late opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, pictured, who died in South Africa last Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer. Before the commencement of parliamentary business in the house on Thursday...
Tsvangirai for Heroes Acre? 16 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is under pressure to bestow the highest State honour on the late former prime minister and MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is being lauded for asserting Zimbabwe's civic and political rights and giving a lifetime of service that will endure through generati...
Anger as Zanu PF spites Cde Chinx 22 June 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe threw out an appeal by war veterans and the family of ex-freedom fighter Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira yesterday to upgrade the late musician's standing in death from the lesser liberation war hero status to a national hero, sparking outpouring anger from a cross-...
Cde Chinx to make history? 20 June 2017 HARARE – Liberation war musician Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, could make history by becoming the first musician to be declared a national hero. Cde Chinx succumbed to prostate cancer last Friday and died at the age of 62. By yesterday evening, there was no news on what President Robert...
Zanu PF rebels 'invade' Heroes 8 January 2017 HARARE - In an interesting development yesterday, expelled former Zanu PF bigwigs, Christopher Mutsvangwa and Temba Mliswa, received VIP treatment at the burial of Peter Chanetsa at the Heroes Acre in Harare — as Zanu PF's ugly tribal, factional and succession wars continue to burn hot. Althou...
Zanu PF monopolising Heroes Acre: MDC 7 January 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC says Zanu PF is monopolising the National Heroes Acre by conferring hero status to its members only, yet there are other deserving individuals from society. Speaking to the Daily News, MDC spokesperson Obert Gutu said the ruling party has “bastardised” th...
Mugabe treads carefully as heroines are buried 14 April 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe steered clear of heavy politics, and delivered one of his least controversial speeches in recent times when he spoke at the burial of liberation struggle stalwarts Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita at the Heroes Acre in Harare yesterday. [GoogleAd] The no...
Chaos spoils Ndlovu burial 21 September 2015 HARARE - The deadly factional and succession wars devouring President Robert Mugabe's post-congress Zanu PF marred the sombre burial of former Cabinet minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu at the Heroes Acre yesterday, after two of the ruling party's myriad opposing groups shamelessly took each other on at ...
Deaths dampen Zanu PF 25 August 2013 HARARE - Fresh from his inauguration, President Robert Mugabe has been shattered by the death of three veteran freedom fighters in a week following the death yesterday of Zanu PF politburo member Kumbirai Kangai. Kangai, 75, a former Cabinet minister, died at his Glen Forest home yesterday mor...
Man steals vehicle at Heroes Acre 25 January 2013 HARARE - A daring thief who took advantage of Vice President John Landa Nkomo s burial and stole a vehicle at the National Heroes Acre has been brought before a Harare magistrate. While the funeral procession was taking place, George Matongo allegedly schemed to steal the car, which he finally su...
Better to abandon culture of heroes 19 August 2012 HARARE - For the last 32 years, we have been grudgingly celebrating Heroes Day. It is better for us to abandon the culture of heroes as it continues to be severely abused. One time Zanu PF favourite son, Vladimir Lenin, said, All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the el...
Real heroes deserve respect 15 August 2012 HARARE - It is fashionable to overstate the idea of heroes in our culture today as Zanu PF takes charge of the whole programme trivialising national interests for their parochial gains. Not surprisingly there are countless heroes who have become lost or forgotten, since the country obtained its i...