Zimbabwe: Historic Burial of two Women Heroes

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 7:28 PM

The Wednesday burial of one of the women, Vivian Mwashita, was the first time a woman not married to a top ruling party politician was buried at the 57-acre cemetery.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe presided over the burial of two women at a shrine for heroes of the country's one thousand nine hundred seventy war of independence — the first time a double burial has taken space at the monument.

The Wednesday burial of one of the women, Vivian Mwashita, was the first time a woman not married to a top ruling party politician was buried at the 57-acre cemetery.

Victoria Chitepo, interred at the cemetery with Mwashita, was a S African national married to Herbert Chitepo, the late founding chairman of ZANU, presently the ruling ZANU-PF party. Of the more than one hundred people buried at the shrine, six were women before Wednesday's event.

Two opposition members in Jan approached the country'south highest Ct challenging Mugabe'south monopoly in determining those buried at the shrine.

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