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Heroes’ Acre ain’t Mugabe’s fiefdom

HAVING read an article where Masvingo governor Josiah Hungwe is said to have made a frantic but futile attempt to block the late Eddison Zvobgo’s ascendancy to the Heroes’ Acre, I would like to ask: Is it a national heroes’ acre or Presid

ent Mugabe’s acre?


Hungwe is said to have hinted that Zvobgo was opposed to some of President Mugabe’s policies and therefore should not be buried at the national shrine.


Does Hungwe realise that he is just nothing insofar as the politics of Zanu PF, more specifically Masvingo province, are concerned?


Does he remember that he was just imposed on Masvingo people to try and frustrate as well as neutralise a man who spent all his life for the good of Zimbabwe – Eddison Zvobgo?


Rest in peace Eddison Jonas Mudadirwa Zvobgo, our national pride, a man of principle, a sharp-minded lawyer, a traditionalist and a national leader who knew right from wrong – a man who was prepared to compromise on anything as long as it wasn’t a matter of principle. Zororai murugare Shumba, Chimwaura, vakuru vesango!



M Chamboko,

New Zealand.

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