Zanu PF says it is saddened by the death of Cde Thenjiwe Lesabe, who was a pillar of strength in the liberation movement and contributed immensely to the national development agenda after independence.
The partyâ€™s Secretary for Administration, Cde Didymus Mutasa, expressed deep-felt condolences over the passing away of Cde Lesabe, saying the late veteran nationalist will be missed for her great contribution to the national development agenda.
Cde Mutasa also revealed that although Cde Lesabe was not declared national heroine, the state will assist her family by giving a state assisted funeral.
â€œAfter all the party consultations, Cde Lesabe was not declared a national heroine since she did not end her tenure in Zanu PF after leaving to join the Dumiso Dabengwa-led ZAPU,â€ said Cde Mutasa.
Meanwhile, the Zanu PF Womenâ€™s League has also paid tribute to the late Cde Lesabe, describing her as a courageous and fearless woman of the revolution.
Cde Oppah Muchinguri told ZBC News that Cde Lesabe was a powerful woman of the struggle who was instrumental during the struggle and after independence.
â€œThe late Cde Thenjiwe Lesabe will go down as a pioneer in the structures of Zimbabweâ€™s struggle for independence and the empowerment of women after independence,â€ Cde Muchinguri said.
A pillar of the revolution and a champion of the women movement, the late former Zanu PF Politburo Member and Cabinet Minister will be buried on Saturday at her Fort Rixon Farm in Insiza District.