Sad News: Liberation war hero dies


Ashward Kandira Chamwadoro who died in South Africa in Kempton Park on Thursday last week and declared a provincial hero was laid to rest at his rural homestead in Manyida Village under Headman Matsveru in Chivi last Tuesday.

Chamwadoro who was 66 was in and out of hospital for the past two years, his young brother and former Chivi legislator Albert Chamwadoro told The Mirror.

“We have lost a pillar in the family who was a unifier, very forthright, generous, father figure and supportive, the family will miss him,” said Chamwadoro.

Hundreds of people thronged the Chamwadoro homestead to pay their last respects and among those was Zanu PF Politburo member Paul Mangwana who delivered the keynote address and youth secretary Pupurai Togarepi.

Mangwana described the late Chamwadoro as a fearless man who played a pivotal role as a war collaborator during the liberation struggle from 1977 until Independence.

He is survived by his wife Angeline Kandira, 10 boys and three girls.

– Mirror

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