cde david karimanzira the late.jpgThe Zanu-PF National Chairman, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, has described the late Harare Metropolitan Governor and Resident Minister, Cde David Karimanzira as man of great vision and friend for all.

Cde Moyo was speaking at a memorial service in honour of the late Cde Karimanzira who died on the 24th of March last year.

He said Cde Karimanzira believed in the principle of loyalty to his party Zanu-PF and urged those still living not to lose vision and betray what the late hero believed in.

Speaking at the same occasion, Harare Provincial Zanu-PF Chairman, Ambassador Amos Midzi, said Cde Karimanzira was the most senior person in the province but he treated everyone with respect.

The Minister of State Security, Cde Sydney Sekeramayi said Cde Karimanzira left indelible marks in all the ministries he led.

Son to the late Karimanzira, Takudzwa said his father was a pillar of strength to the family and all those around him.

Takudzwa said he is proud that he managed to carry on with the farming job left by his father adding that this year he expects double yields.

The ceremony was attended by senior party and government officials.

The late Cde Karimanzira became active in politics in the early 70s when he was at the University of Rhodesia where he challenged the white establishment.

He was expelled from university and ended up in Birmingham, England, where he completed a Masters Degree in Education.

He attended the Geneva, Malta, and Lancaster House conferences as a resource person for the negotiators.

During the liberation struggle he sourced clothes and other materials for the freedom fighters.

After independence he was deployed to several sectors of government serving as cabinet minister for many years.