One of the founding members of the Zanu PF Womenâ€™s League, Mbuya Susan Munhamo Masiyanise, who died on the 9th of August has been laid to rest at Gumbi Farm in Chihota.Hundreds of people converged at Gumbi Farm to bid fare well to Mbuya Masiyanise who has been in a comma for seven days.
Addressing mourners at her farm, Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa described the late Mbuya Masiyanise as a focused woman who dedicated her life to serving people.
Husband to the late, Michael Masiyanise, who was Zanu External Wing Chairman in Zambia during the liberation struggle, said the death of his wife of 53 years has left him incomplete, while daughter Irene described her late mother as a person who exuded effortless love.
Born in 1937 in Kwekwe and a teacher by profession, Mbuya Masiyanise migrated to Mumbwa, Zambia with her husband in 1960 and ventured into farming.
In the 1970â€™s she and her husband accommodated over 500 freedom fighters such as Vice President Joice Mujuru, Cde Webster Shamu, General Chimonyo, Col Christian Katsande, the late midlands governor Cde Hebert Mahlaba and Cde LongChase among many others.
She survived by husband Michael, five children and 18 grand children.