By William Milasi/Melisa Chikumba
The late Kwekwe Central Legislator Masango Matambanadzo is set to be buried at his rural home in Hurungwe o. Thursday the Midlands Observer reports.
Matambanadzo died aged aged 56 in the early hours of Tuesday.
Matambanadzo’s principal director Agritty Dube said in an interview that Blackman’s body will lie in state at his Dunlop Farm in Kwekwe.
His loved ones will have an opportunity to bid farewell to him on Wednesday at Amaveni Stadium.
“The body of the Honourable is going to lie in state at his Dunlop Farm. On Wednesday, his loved ones will have an opportunity to bid farewell to him as they will be a body viewing scheduled for Amaveni Stadium at 10 am on Wednesday. After that the body will be taken back to his farm were it will lay in state awaiting burial on Thursday in his rural village Hurungwe,” Dube said.
He added that the Matambanadzo family and Kwekwe as a whole had lost a pillar. “He was a pillar for the community and this is a great loss,” Dube said.
Meanwhile, people from variuos political divide have expressed their condolences. “It is a very sad day for Kwekwe Central as a whole, especially for our Amaveni family for they have lost a son, a brother and a father. He was once a Cde when he was still with us in Zanu PF before he joined NPF and we ran against each other in the last election held in 2018 and he emerged victorious,” Zanu PF parliamentary candidate Kandross Mugabe said.
Former Kwekwe Central Legislator Blessing Chebundo also offered his condolences.
“Too sad! Loosing such a fellow colleague in the political arena at a time Zimbabweans needs each other most to address our local and national challenges collectively! Unlike with others, I and him contested each other amicably like sports men does in a soccer game. We would mix easily outside of political party boxes. He was like my young brother,” Chebundo said.
Blackman is survived by his wife and a daughter.