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