The people of Masvingo say the passing on of Mbuya Maud Muzenda soon after the loss of yet another national heroine Cde Shuvai Mahofa is a double blow for the province.

Politicians and ordinary Zimbabweans from Gutu who spoke to the ZBC News said the province is poorer without Mbuya Muzenda whom they described as a motherly figure.

As the nation mourns the passing on of Mbuya Muzenda,  for the people of Gutu it is a bitter pill to swallow as many testified on how she, together with her late husband assisted them with fees for their children and also assisted them in various aspects of their lives.

Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman, Cde Ezra Chadzamira said the province has once again been dealt a hard blow.

He described Mbuya Muzenda as a motherly figure who many turned to in times of need.

Meanwhile, Mbuya Muzenda’s body is now at her home in Gutu at Mupandawana Growth Point where it will lie in state Thursday (today) night.

On Friday it is expected that the body will be flown to Zvavahera at the Muzenda rural homestead before being flown back to Harare in preparation for burial at the national shrine on Saturday.