Articles tagged 'national heroes acre'

Mugabe's national hero's status comes into spotlight 25 March 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe might lose the privilege of being buried at the prestigious National Heroes Acre where those considered to have contributed immensely to the country's liberation and country's development are interred. Zanu PF is up in arms with its former first secretar...
Msika's widow to be buried today 28 September 2017 HARARE - The burial of the late vice president Joseph Msika's widow, Maria, is set for today at the National Heroes Acre. The body of the national heroine was flown back to Harare yesterday after it was taken to her rural home in Chiweshe and later Bulawayo. She was declared a national hero...
Heroine status for Muzenda's widow 25 August 2017 HARARE - Maud Muzenda, the widow of the late Vice President Simon Muzenda, has been declared a national heroine. Gogo Muzenda, who died at the Avenues Clinic in Harare on Tuesday from hypertension and diabetes, was praised for her down-to-earth demeanour and dignified motherly role by those wh...
Mahofa declared national hero 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday did not allow the party’s factional wars to sway them in honouring the late Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa when they ignored internal divisions and unanimously conferred her with national heroine status. Mahofa, who...
Mujuru confirms Cde Chinx links 2 July 2017 HARARE - Former vice president and National People's Party leader, Joice Mujuru, has spoken out for the first time on her links with the late musician, Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira, confirming to the Daily News on Sunday this week that indeed they shared a solid bond that could have cost the libera...
Tribute to Cde Chinx 29 June 2017 HARARE - I first met Dick Chingaira in 1985. I was eighteen. Benny Miller and Jane Bartlett had a record company called One World Records and Cde. Chinx and the Barrel Of Peace was the first artist that they recorded. Benny Miller had allowed me to come round to the One World recording studio ...
Mujuru links cost Cde Chinx 25 June 2017 HARARE - Late liberation stalwart and veteran musician, Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira, became a victim of Zanu PF's internecine succession struggles after the party denied him the coveted national hero status on account of having been sympathetic to expelled former vice president Joice Mujuru, th...
Cde Chinx family opts for private cemetery 23 June 2017 HARARE - The family of the late liberation stalwart and musician Dick “Cde Chinx” Chingaira has passed on the chance to bury him at Harare Provincial Heroes Acre — instead opting to have him interred at the Glen Forest Cemetery — with his national hero status snub by Zanu PF spilling into Parliam...
Zanu PF divided over Cde Chinx 21 June 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF kept the family of fallen liberation stalwart and musician Dickson “Cde Chinx” Chingaira guessing yesterday, with President Robert Mugabe's lieutenants deeply-divided and dithering on his hero status — leaving today's politburo meeting to deal decisively with the matter. Cde C...
Mugabe mourns fallen comrades 4 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday told Zanu PF supporters of his heartache at witnessing the high number of deaths that the former liberation movement has had to contend with this year — including having to preside over their burials at the National Heroes Acre. Speaking at the burial...
Mugabe grants Ndlovu hero status 31 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday conferred national hero status to the late war veteran and nationalist Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu who died Monday. Ndlovu, 86, was Bulawayo's first black mayor in post-independent Zimbabwe and former deputy president of the Senate.  He died in Bul...
Dubious heroes demean shrine 21 May 2017 HARARE - Future Zimbabwean governments should exhume undeserving persons buried at the National Heroes Acre to pave way for the likes of Simpson Mutambanengwe who was denied the honour by Zanu PF, former ruling party spokesperson and liberation war icon Rugare Gumbo has said. Mutambanengwe — o...
CIO has kept me in power: Mugabe 30 April 2017 HARARE - Amid the ugly tribal, factional and succession wars tearing the ruling Zanu PF apart, President Robert Mugabe has lavished praise on the country's feared intelligence services for helping him to maintain his long hold on power. The nonagenarian chose the burial of one of the top bosse...
Disappointment at Msipa's burial 23 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's speech at the National Heroes Acre in Harare yesterday, at the burial of former Cabinet minister Cephas Msipa, was more noteworthy for what he omitted to say rather than his rehearsed tribute to the much-loved and respected nationalist. Many mourners who gath...
Violence worries mar Msipa burial 22 October 2016 HARARE - Friends and relatives of late nationalist Cephas Msipa, who are opposed to President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF, say they fear attending the much-loved former Midlands governor's burial at Heroes Acre in Harare today in the light of the escalating violence being perpetrated by ruling part...
Discord over Msipa's burial 19 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's embattled Zanu PF, reeling from its seemingly unstoppable factional and successive wars, as well as growing citizen unrest owing to its 36-year misrule, has pushed Cephas Msipa's family to have the late national hero buried in Harare at the National Heroes Acre,...
'Sabina doesn't deserve heroine status' 20 January 2016 HARARE - A prominent Harare lawyer has sensationally claimed that President Robert Mugabe's late younger sister Sabina did not deserve national heroine status. A single, former seamstress with little formal education, Sabina succumbed to an unknown ailment in July 2010, and critics say she is ...
Heroes Acre not for sell-outs: Mugabe 31 August 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday reignited the debate on who should be declared a national hero by declaring that sell-outs would not be buried at the national shrine. Addressing a handful of mourners during the burial Justice Andrew Mutema at the National Heroes Acre, Mugabe describ...
Man acquitted of desecrating Heroes Acre graves 13 December 2013 HARARE - The State has withdrawn charges against a Harare man who ran amok after sneaking into the heavily-guarded National Heroes’ Acre and destroying 14 graves. Prosecutor Patience Chimusaru withdrew charges against Titus Ruoko after it was discovered that he was mentally challenged at the t...
Workers await on Mugabe promise 15 November 2013 HARARE - As the year draws to an end, civil servants say President Robert Mugabe, who promised a salary increment for government workers, should fulfil his promises. Mugabe told mourners at the National Heroes Acre in August this year that he will hike the salaries without fail. Progressive...
Heroes acre is strictly Zanu PF 4 September 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe finally admitted that the National Heroes Acre is a preserve for Zanu PF cadres adding that only those whose history in the liberation struggle was unquestioned deserved to be buried at the shrine. Mugabe said those political parties that were clamouring for th...
Mugabe must preach reconciliation 28 August 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's utterances at the National Heroes Acre on Sunday regarding the Bulawayo and Harare metropolitan electorate shows strong and bad-tempered desire for revenge never witnessed before. On the one hand, the vindictive threats he made portray an eloquent demonstrati...
Festive atmosphere at Heroes fete 13 August 2013 HARARE - Yesterday's Heroes Day commemorations were spiced up by messages of Zanu PF's election victory, as the party took advantage of the platform to gloat over its landslide win that opponents have branded fraudulent. From the main gate of the National Heroes Acre — a shrine for fallen free...
National hero's transport woes 27 May 2013 HARARE - Jevan Ben Maseko, a retired army general buried at the National Heroes Acre yesterday, died struggling to get reliable transport to ferry him to hospital, it has emerged. Acting President Joice Mujuru, who officiated at the burial ceremony, said the former ambassador to Algeria, Russia a...