As condolence messages for the late Tete Sabina Mugabe continue to pour in, the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, who is also Zanu-PF National Political Commissar, Cde Webster Shamu has also sent his message of condolence to the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe and the entire Mugabe family.
Speaking on ZBCâ€™s SFM radio yesterday, Cde Shamu described the late national heroine as a symbol of self reliance, adding that she wanted to see people doing things for themselves.
Cde Shamu chronicled his interaction with the late Tete Sabina saying he had direct contact with her after independence where she proved to be a force to reckon with in terms of the organisation of the party in Mashonaland West province.
He said Tete Sabina underscored the importance of rebuilding the party from the grassroots level to ensure that the party has structures that are active and alive and led by people who were committed to seeing the implementation of party progammes timeously.
â€œTete Sabina was good at organising meetings and she would make sure people met on time, the agenda was clear and insisted on minutes at every meeting,â€ said Cde Shamhu.
The Commissar described the late national heroine as an embodiment of the role of women in the revolutionary transformation process, adding that she was born a leader.
According to Cde Shamu, Tete Sabina at one time advocated for the formation of womenâ€™s sowing clubs in Chegutu so that women could sow their own childrenâ€™s school uniforms and be self-reliant.
Cde Shamu said when Tete Sabina was a Member of Parliament she would come to parliament prepared and was always ready to contribute sensibly, adding that she would speak her mind at any platform.
He also said adding Tete Sabina understood the importance of land, a long time before the country embarked on the land reform programme.
As Tete Sabinaâ€™s death has come when the nation is about to commemorate Heroes Day, Cde Shamu reminded Zimbabweans that the independence that they enjoy today did not come on a silver platter, but gallant sons and daughters of the soil who include the late national heroine, offered the highest sacrifice for the independence of the nation.
Cde Shamu urged Zimbabweans to live a corrupt-free life that was exemplified by the late national heroine.