The body of the late national heroine Cde Shuvai Mahofa at Makombo stadium in Gutu

The body of the late national heroine Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa is now in Gutu where it will lie in state at her house at Mupandawana Growth Point before being flown to Harare tomorrow.

Business was briefly brought to a standstill in Masvingo town as the body of the late national heroine Cde Mahofa moved from a funeral parlour in town to her home in Rhodene.

A church service was held at the house after which the body was flown to Gutu Mupandawana.

People from all walks of life thronged Makombo Stadium where the body was taken to allow the people to bid farewell.

Addressing mourners, Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs in the Politburo, Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga said Cde Mahofa was a rare breed of a leader and her dedication and commitment in serving the nation will forever be cherished.

Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman, Cde Ezra Chadzamira said many people in the province were helped to better their lives by the late national heroine.

Zanu PF deputy national commissar, Cde Omega Hungwe said Cde Mahofa was key in the thriving of the Women’s League.

Cde Mahofa’ s body will lie in state tonight and will be flown to Harare tomorrow for burial on Sunday.