Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga says people should put the election period behind them and work towards developing the country.

Addressing people at a memorial service for his late sister, Mrs Margret Machekabuwe, Vice President Chiwenga said Zimbabweans should now concentrate on nation building as elections are now a thing of the past.

Cde Machekabuwe died on the 4th of May this year after a short illness.

The service, which also saw the unveiling of a tombstone, was also attended by Senate President Cde Marble Chinomona, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obediah Moyo and Mashonaland East Minister of State Cde Apollonia Munzverengwi.