Vice President Joice Mujuru has implored women to remain committed to their partners and to protect their marriages by not making decisions based on rumours and hearsay.
Mai Mujuru, the widow of the late military strategist and Commander par Excellence, the late Retired General Solomon Tapfumanei Mujuru,Â was speaking at a memorial service held to honour and celebrate the life of a true warrior, a revolutionary and father |at Ruzambu Farm in Beatrice.
Addressing thousands of people who converged for the memorial service, Mai Mujuru paid tribute to Zimbabweans from different political affiliations, churches and other organisations for standing by the Mujuru family during their time of bereavement.
Mai Mujuru narrated how she remained committed to preserving her marriage despite rumours during the 35 years that she was married to the late Retired General Mujuru.
She said contrary to what some sectors of the society wanted to portray about her marriage to Cde Mujuru, she had trust in her husband and was never found wanting. Mai Mujuru appealed to her in laws to continue regarding her as their daughter in law, adding that although she is still young she has no intentions to remarry.
"My husband died when I was still young but I will not remarry, I am still a daughter-in-law of the Mujuru family," said Amai Mujuru.
Vice President Mujuru expressed disappointment with some media houses which went all out to tarnish the name of her late husband, the family and herself adding, that responsible news people should apologise for this.
Other speakers who included brother to Cde Mujuru, Mr Kingston Mugari, representatives of the Mujuru family and representatives from different church organisations all paid tribute to the work done by the late generalÂ Mujuru.
After a church service, Commissioner Chigariro from the Salvation Army Church consoled Mai Mujuru and her family and also removed the mourning badge which Cde Mujuru has been wearingÂ signalling the end of the mourning period for her late husband.