SHAMED GRACE EMERGES | First Lady Grace Mugabe who left South Africa in disgrace emerged yesterday when she visited the Muzenda family home in Harare to pay her condolences following the death of Amai Maud Muzenda.
Daughter to Amai Muzenda, Senator Tsitsi Muzenda said the First Lady urged unity.
“The main message of her Excellency the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe was that she was very grateful for the work that Mbuya Muzenda played in her lifetime. She said as a country we should be appreciative of what women like her did.
“She also said that those women sacrificed so much in their lives but they never gave up supporting their husbands, therefore as women of Zimbabwe, we should take a leaf from these women who sacrificed so much. We are here now with tremendous freedom but sometimes we forget that there were others earlier who sacrificed their lives for us,” said Sen Muzenda.
“She urged sincerely that as women of Zimbabwe, we should be focused to building our beautiful country because us as women we are the pillars of families, we are the pillars of our beautiful country and that if we emulate the good works that other women did before, we shall go a long way.”
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai also visited the family yesterday. He narrated how Amai Muzenda paid him a visit to pass her condolences when his wife Susan Tsvangirai passed on and how she played a critical during the time he sought audience with the late Vice President.
‘’There is an episode l experienced with her when the late Vice President Simon Muzenda was the acting President. There was a nurse strike and l came here. He could not speak to me until Amai Muzenda said these are your children and if you become angry where do you
want them to go,” he said.
“She definitely was an influential woman. We have the liberation generation, the nationalist generation which is going one by one. They will leave a legacy but that legacy does not illustrate their personal life and what they were experiencing during those hard days. It is always the women who carry the burden and l am sure she was one of them.”