LATEST: President Mnangagwa rewards his wife Auxillia with a national award


PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has rewarded his wife Auxillia with a national award he just created.

The award, Order of the Star of Zimbabwe Gold, was announced in the Government Gazette Friday in terms of the Honours and Awards Act that gives Mnangagwa authority to come up with awards of his own thinking or liking.

Auxillia enjoys the title alongside religious leader and founder of ZAOGA Forward in Faith Ezekiel Guti and Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry.

The award is the third highest honour on the list and is reserved for “luminaries, heroines and heroes” of Zimbabwe, according to a notice published in the Government Gazette.

Just like former first lady Grace Mugabe, Auxillia has been on a number nationwide campaigns.

Some of the campaigns have found positive coverage in state controlled media albeit with a bit of controversy.

Zindoga told journalists earlier this year, he was given a torrid time by Auxillia for positive coverage.

Others who made it on to the list of awards are fallen national heroes Sibusiso Moyo, Perrance Shiri and Joel Biggie Matiza.

The three were awarded with National Historical Legacy Awards.

There were also hours for 19th century heroes Mbuya Nehanda, Sekuru Kaguvi, Chief Mashayamombe, Queen Lozikeyi, Chief Dlodlo, Chief Khumalo and Mukwati have been rewarded with the Order of Great Zimbabwe Diamond.

The same has been awarded for Chief Makoni, Mapondera, Chief Zimunya and Chief Mutekedza, whose works in resisting colonial invasion of the country are well documented.

Liberation war commanders Josiah Tongogara and Nikita Mangena also were also posthumously honoured.

– NewZimbabwe

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