tete sabina mugabe3.jpgCondolence messages continue to pour in for the late Symbol of Self-Reliance, Cde Sabina Mugabe who died on Thursday in Harare and was declared a national heroine.


In his message, the Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda said the Mugabe family has lost a beloved sister, family pillar of strength and a revolutionary cadre whose unwavering dedication to the liberation and development of Zimbabwe was a source of inspiration.


Speaking to Zbcnews, the Minister of Small to Medium Enterprises and Co-operative Development, Cde Sithembiso Nyoni said the late Tete Sabina was an inspirational woman who advocated for the empowerment of women through various projects and will be greatly missed.


Cde Nyoni urged the girl child to emulate the commitment and dedication shown by the late Tete Sabina, adding that even when she was sick, she still put up a strong character.


Zanu-pf Politburo member and former Minister of Information and Publicity, Cde Sikhanyiso Ndlovu said Cde Sabina’s death is  a loss not only to the Mugabe family, but also the whole nation, adding that  the family should be consoled knowing that the nation is mourning with them.


zanu-pf ministers.jpgCde Ndlovu said the late heroine should be remembered through the empowerment of women across the country so that they also fully participate in the economic building of the nation.


Matebeleland South Zanu-pf Chairperson, Cde Andrew Langa said as a province they are saddened by the loss of Cde Sabina who was like an aunt to everyone to them.


He said the late Tete Sabina was a humble woman, and urged women to emulate her.


Meanwhile, Zanu-pf Manicaland Provincial Chairman, Cde Michael Madiro has sent a message of condolence to the first family following the death of Tete Sabina.


The Zimbabwe National Liberation Supporters Association says it has learnt with deep shock the death of Tete Sabina and saying her death is a loss of a true visionary and liberator of the oppressed people of Zimbabwe.


As the nation is mourning the death of the symbol of self reliance, Cde Sabina Mugabe, the Roman Catholic church says they are grateful of the vast contributions that she made during her time at Silveira House National Training Centre.


tete sabina6 31.07.10.jpgThe late Tete Sabina worked at the center in the 70s where she imparted knowledge and passion in craft work and self reliance to others while at the same time making a living through the sale of her own products.


Father Fidelis Mukonori of the Roman Catholic church chronicled the strong relationship that existed between the late Tete Sabina and Silveira House.


 He also highlighted Tete Sabina’s passion for craft work, hygiene, sanitation and child welfare.


Meanwhile, the body of the late national heroine is in Zvimba, her home village, where it arrived yesterday.


Today, the body is expected to be flown back to the late heroine’s Eastlea home in Harare where it will lie in state before burial at the National Heroes Acre tomorrow.