MDC chairman buried

MDC chairman buried
Published: 22 August 2019 (61 Views)
MDC's firebrand Shurugwi South district chairperson, Norman Pfeveni, who succumbed to hypertension over the weekend, was buried at his rural home in the district yesterday.

He was 62.

Pfeveni, who has been at the helm of the opposition party's Shurugwi South district for the past 10 years, is credited for laying a solid foundation for the Nelson Chamisa-led party by creating strong grassroots structures in all branches and wards in the area.

Speaking to Southern Eye at Pfeveni's burial in Chikato, ward 7, MDC Midlands provincial chairperson Josiah Makombe said the late activist had left a void that will be difficult to fill in the opposition party.

"Our district leader's death is a big loss to the MDC and Midlands province in particular. He was a hard-working and principled leader. As a party we are going to miss him. We benefited from his wisdom and astute leadership," he said.

MDC's 2018 parliamentary candidate for Shurugwi South, Daniel Mabonga, said the late district chairperson had mastered the art of growing the grassroots support base.

"He was a chairman of the people, that is why we are having a bumper crowd of people from all walks of life paying their last respects. It is not common in rural areas. We had already started implementing a strategy to win the rural vote and end Zanu PF's dominance.

"He has joined his ancestors at a point where the MDC in Shurugwi, under his leadership, had recharged its batteries and laid down a solid plan to end dominance of Zanu PF in Shurugwi South at the next elections," he said.

The Shurugwi South parliamentary seat is currently held by Edmund Mukaratigwa of Zanu PF who narrowly beat the MDC candidate in last year's polls.

MDC Midlands South's immediate past chairperson, Francisco Masendeke, also reiterated that the late Pfeveni was revered in opposition circles.

- newsday

Tags: MDC, Shurugwi, Buried,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

PHOTOS: Job Sikhala becomes an instant internet joke

by Social media | 03 October 2019 | 177 Views

America says it is worried about Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 204 Views

Madinda Ndlovu to be discharged tomorrow

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 140 Views

What are behavioral disorders and how can they be managed?

by Temba Munsaka | 03 October 2019 | 141 Views

Government speaks on Robert Mugabe's body parts

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 225 Views

Zacc recovers $100m property from looters

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 138 Views

WATCH: Mnangagwa apologises for destroying Zimbabwe satire

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 133 Views

Mphoko's application for release of passport dismissed

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 107 Views

Zanu-PF restructuring exercise begins

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 106 Views

Petrotrade declares $1.5 million dividend

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 92 Views

MSU, Zupco seal bus deal

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 146 Views

Mnangagwa to open ZMF conference

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 116 Views

High Court sets EcoCash hearing date

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 116 Views

Mphoko barred from leaving Zimbabwe

by ZimLive | 03 October 2019 | 116 Views

CIO agents monitor Jonathan Moyo in Kenya

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 325 Views

Acie Lumumba targets criminals around Mnangagwa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 03 October 2019 | 283 Views

$100 limit for cash-out transactions

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 212 Views

ANC starts anti-sanctions campaign

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 145 Views

ZESN calls for political parties regulation

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 127 Views

We've no forced labour evidence on Zimbabwe diamonds, says US Embassy

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 139 Views

Ex-ZPC board chairman freed on bail

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 136 Views

Cyber Bill seeks to safeguard citizens

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 109 Views

Cassava launches Vaya tractor services

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 143 Views

MDC Alliance boycott slammed

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 86 Views

10-man Bulawayo Chiefs stun Harare City

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 113 Views

Zimbabwe has a reputational problem, says US

by newzimbabwe | 03 October 2019 | 123 Views

MDC Alliance walk of shame

by Nduduzo Tshuma | 03 October 2019 | 146 Views

MDC councillors want suspension of Cowdray Park projects

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 112 Views

RBZ floats $300m additional TBs

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 106 Views

Teenagers rob soldier

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 121 Views

Duo rape corpse, get death sentence

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 128 Views

Mnangagwa to fly out for the zenith times

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 106 Views

Chamisa's MPs approach court to reverse 5 months allowance garnish

by newzimbabwe | 03 October 2019 | 69 Views

Zimra official forges Customs papers

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 55 Views

Zifa courts two nations for Warriors' friendlies

by Staff reporter | 03 October 2019 | 42 Views