Breaking News: Late VP Muzenda’s Wife, Maud Dies

Harare - Maud Muzenda, the wife of former Vice President Simon Muzenda, passed on today at a local clinic.

A nurse by profession, Maud was rarely in the limelight but last year spoke passionately about how she wanted the legacy of her husband to be preserved.

The family donated golf kits to St Don Bosco Primary and Mucheke High schools recently.

“I appreciate all that is being done to keep my late hubby’s legacy alive. It is a good job that everyone is remembering my husband.

“My wish, however, is to have a statue of my husband erected in Masvingo city, just like in Bulawayo, where the late VP Nkomo’s statue is erected,” she said.
The Late Simon Muzenda

The late Muzenda was born in the Gutu District of the Victoria Province of Southern Rhodesia as a son of a peasant farmer, and brought up by his grandmother, who ensured his regular attendance for his primary education at Nyamandi Primary School.

A relatively bright child, he was sent for teacher training after spending his teenage years herding the family's cattle, and, following the advice of his tutor, travelled to the Marianhill mission in Natal, South Africa, where he showed proficiency in carpentry.

After marrying his wife Maud, a nurse, Muzenda moved to the Midlands town of Umvuma in 1955 and started his own carpentry business. 

He also stayed active in political activism and eventually become administrative secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), attracting the attention of Rhodesian security forces and being imprisoned in Salisbury's central prison for two years. - Online Sources 

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