|Leadership visits VP Nkomo family|
|Thursday, 07 March 2013 19:35|
A high powered Zanu-PF delegation will today visit the late Vice-President Landa John Nkomo’s rural home in Tsholotsho to console his family.
VP Nkomo died at the age of 79 in January and was buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare.
Zanu-PF National Chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo will lead the delegation, which will include members of the Politburo and Central Committee as well as the party’s chairpersons from the country’s 10 provinces.In an interview yesterday, Cde Khaya Moyo said the delegation would arrive in Tsholotsho in the morning ahead of the programme that is scheduled for 10am. “We will visit the late VP Nkomo’s home tomorrow and spend the day with his mother, ugogo uMaDube. The purpose of the visit is to console ugogo uMaDube and the family,” said Cde Khaya Moyo.
The delegation includes members of the Politburo, Central Committee, National Consultative Assembly, provincial chairpersons of the party, war veterans and ex-detainees and restrictees. The programme will start at 10am and it is open to everyone.
VP Nkomo’s son Jabulani said the family welcomed the visit by the country’s leadership.
“You will remember that ugogo MaDube did not go for the burial at the National Heroes Acre. The party leadership then requested to come and visit her,” said Mr Nkomo.
The Zanu-PF chairman for Matabeleland North, Cde Richard Moyo, also said the provincial leadership was going to attend the gathering.
Traditional leaders and scores of villagers from Tsholotsho are also expected to attend the event.
The entire country was plunged into mourning when VP Nkomo, who has been described as one of the finest leaders and a distinguished nationalist, died.