Deputy Prime Minister Hon Khupe’s mother buried

khupe.jpgHon. Thokozani Khupe
MDC Pressroom - Mama Catherine Mabiza Khupe, the mother of Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Thokozani Khupe who died on Thursday in South Africa was buried at the Lady Stanley cemetery in Bulawayo yesterday. She was 71 years old.

Mama Khupe was hospitalised in February after being involved in a car accident along the Bulawayo-Harare Highway.

She was on her way to attend the swearing in of her daughter as the Deputy Prime Minister in Harare.

Thousands of people converged at the Khupe family home in the middle
density suburb of Saucetown in Bulawayo and at the cemetery to pay
their last respects.

Speaking at the church service, the Prime Minister, Hon. Morgan
Tsvangirai, said it was sad to note that the death of Mama Khupe had
come at a time when the Deputy Prime Minister had a national
responsibility of making sure that the inclusive government was a

"I would like to encourage the Deputy Prime Minister to be strong and
take solace in that Zimbabweans are also in mourning with her as
evidenced by the hundreds of people gathered here today who are from
across the political divide," said Hon. Tsvangirai.

Among those who attended the burial were ministers, deputy ministers and MPs from the two MDC formations and Zanu PF.

Prime Minister Tsvangirai told the mourners that following the death of
his wife Amai Susan Nyaradzo Tsvangirai early this month, he had come
to accept that one should not be scared of death but should accept it
as a reality of life.

"These two deaths have shown me that there is potential for the people of Zimbabwe to unite," he said.

Amai Tsvangirai died on 6 March when she was involved in a car accident
along the Harare-Masvingo Highway on their way to their rural home in

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