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    Thursday, 23 August 2018

    Mkushi’s wife declared district heroine

    The late Mbuya Namatirai Mkushi.

    INNOCENT   MUDZITIRI

    GUTU – Namatirai Mkushi (91), wife of one of Gutu's most prosperous businessman who died in Harare last Thursday was declared a district heroine and buried at the Gutu shrine at Mpandawana.
    The burial took place on Sunday and Masvingo Minister of State, Josiah Hungwe was represented by Kudakwashe Machako.
    Her husband the late Piniel Mkushi is buried at the same shrine after being declared a hero in 1999.
    Mkushi is the mother of Harare prominent lawyer Honour Mkushi.
    She died of liver cancer.
    "We lost a dear mother who was hardworking and had strong Christian values. She was a pillar of the family, she taught us hard work, integrity and Christian values.
    "Despite being 91 she was a delight to all her children and we will miss her dearly" said Honour Mkushi.
    Mkushi said that his mother was buried at the district shrine because she played a crucial role in the liberation struggle alongside her husband who supported freedom fighters with material needs.
    "As a devout Christian, our mother assisted with the building of churches in Gutu District including Chiwara RCZ and Mpandawana RCZ. She operated many successful businesses in Gutu district," he added.
     The deceased was born in 1927 at Maburuse Village in Gutu under Chief Gutu.
    She did her Standard 6 at Gutu Central Primary School in Gutu District in 1943 and at the age of 20 she got married to the late Piniel Mkushi.
    She is survived by six children and 14 grandchildren.

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