Zanu PF Politburo members and the women’s league executive have described the late national heroine, Cde Thokozile Mathuthu as an unassuming and hardworking cadre who served the nation with distinction.

Speaking at the National Heroes Acre where they bid farewell to their colleague, the Politburo and Women’s League members also thanked President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Zanu PF leadership for according Cde Mathuthu the national heroine status.

Zanu PF National Chairman, Cde Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said Zimbabwe is poorer without Cde Mathuthu, whom she described as a well organised administrator, adding that her impact was felt at all levels of leadership she assumed.

Zanu PF Secretary for Women Affairs, Cde Mabel Chinomona hailed Cde Mathuthu’s work ethic and thanked President Mnangagwa for recognising the work of women in the party and the nation at large.

Zanu PF National Secretary for Information and Publicity, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo and Politburo member, Cde Joshua Malinga commended Cde Mathuthu for being an unassuming leader, who remained humble despite holding high offices throughout her political career.

Relatives and the Zanu PF Matabeleland North leadership also spoke glowingly about the late national heroine.

A humble family person, an accomplished businesswoman and a unifying politician, were some of the words Cde Mathuthu’s relative, Mr S.J Gumbo used to describe the national heroine, adding the Gumbo and Mathuthu families appreciate the status bestowed on their relative.

Cde Sikhanyisiwe Mpofu said the province learnt a lot from the late national heroine, while Zanu PF Matabeleland North Women’s Quota legislator, Cde Elizabeth Masuku said Cde Mathuthu left behind a legacy of humility, hardwork and dedication.

Zanu PF Secretary for Finance in Matabeleland North Province, Cde Stars Mathe said they got inspiration from the leadership style of Cde Mathuthu, who valued unity more than any other values.

Cde Mathuthu held various positions in government and the ruling party throughout her illustrious career.

She is the former Minister of State for Matabeleland North Province and once served as the Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services.

At party level, she served as the Deputy Secretary for Women Affairs and was once the Secretary for Transport and Welfare in the Politburo.