Prominent Christian Leaders Mourn the Death of Ambuya Chamisa

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Prominent pastors and Christian leaders across Zimbabwe have joined in mourning the death of Ambuya Chamisa, mother to MDC Alliance leader advocate and Pastor Nelson Chamisa.

According to a communiqué issued by the party’s spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere on Monday, Ambuya Chamisa died at her home in Gutu, Masvingo Province.

“It is with great sadness that the MDC Alliance announces the passing of Ambuya Chamisa, the mother of MDC Alliance President, Nelson Chamisa,” Mahere said.

“Ambuya Chamisa passed suddenly in the late afternoon of the 6th of July 2020 at her home in Gutu.

“Ambuya Chamisa was a staunch Christian and guiding force for the democratic movement.”

She added, “On behalf of the MDC Alliance, we pass our sincere condolences to the Chamisa family, all relatives and loved ones.”

She shunned city life and continued living in the humble surroundings of Chiwara village in Gutu, even as her son’s political career soared, the party said.

Adv. Chamisa also confirmed the death, writing on his official Twitter platform that his mother was “a prayer warrior & pillar in the faith.”

“She toiled to educate me just like all mothers do for families. She taught me industry, respect, discipline, integrity and hard work. A hardworking, multi-talented woman. A prayer warrior pillar in the faith. Collapsed in her garden & went to be with the Lord. Rest in power Mai Nerison!’ he wrote.

Meanwhile, clerics and other leaders are sending out commiserating messages to Adv. Chamisa.

Zimbabwe Council of Churches Secretary-general and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe cleric Reverend Dr Kenneth Mtata wrote:

“Our sincere condolences advocate @nelsonchamisa at the loss of mbuya Chamisa. May God comfort you and your family.”

Former president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) and Faith Ministries Senior Pastor, Dr Shingi Munyeza tweeted;

“Dear @nelsonchamisa, sincere condolences for your loss. The Lord gives and the Lord takes. May you be comforted in knowing she has been promoted to glory. May you be strengthened in knowing her legacy lives in you. May you be encouraged to know that we mourn with you.”

As the condolences keep on going to the Chamisa family, the MDC Alliance has said that funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.


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