The late Minister of State for Masvingo Province, Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa has been declared a national heroine.

The national heroine status was conferred on Cde Mahofa today by the President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde Robert Mugabe.

Cde Mahofa died on Monday this week at Makurira Memorial Hospital in Masvingo where she was pronounced dead on arrival after collapsing at her home.