By Lloyd Takawira
Chamisa’s political opponents, President Emmerson Mnagangwa and MDC T interim president, Thokozani Khupe have extended their condolences following the passing of his mother yesterday.
The MDC Alliance’s mother, Ambuya Chamisa collapsed and died at her rural home in Gutu, Masvingo Province.
Mnangagwa, Khupe and government officials who include Information ministry permanent secretary, Nick Mangwana, Fortune Chasi have sent their condolences to the bereaved Chamisa family.
Posting on his official Twitter page, President Mnangagwa said he was saddened by the passing on of Ambuya Chamisa.
He wrote, “l was sad to hear of the passing of Ambuya Chamisa, the mother of Nelson Chamisa. Our thoughts and prayers are with @nelsonchamisa and the Chamisa family at this difficult time”.
Khupe also expressed her condolences to the Chamisa family. She posted on Twitter:
“My deepest condolences to the Chamisa family. I pray that the Lord comforts you in this difficult time. MHSRIP”.
Also to pass their condolences are LEAD president Linda Masarira and BUILD Zimbabwe Alliance president Dr Noah Manyika as well as Transform Zimbabwe president Mr Jacob Ngativhume
Linda Masarira: My heartfelt condolences to @nelsonchamisa and the Chamisa family on the passing away of Ambuya Chamisa. May the good Lord comfort you during this trying time. MHSRIP.
Walter Mzembi: Nematambudziko mwanamai @nelsonchamisa on the loss of our mother and matriarch of the family. Please take comfort in our solidarity and sympathies with you and your family at this most difficult time. May her dear soul rest in peace.
Noah Manyika: @nelsonchamisa Our heartfelt condolences at the passing of your mother. We are praying for you at this difficult time and trust that the Lord will be your strength and comfort. May His peace which passes all understanding be with you and the rest of your family. Blessings.
Richard Tsvangirai: My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mother, Ambuya Chamisa. May you and your family be comforted during this difficult period. My thoughts are with you, President @nelsonchamisa
Alex Magaisa: @nelsonchamisa Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I speak from experience when I say the bond isn’t broken but strengthened. It’s a bond formed from the time of temporary tenancy in mother’s womb & permanent residency in the heart. May her soul rest in peace.
Fortune Chasi: The passing on of a parent, particularly when it’s sudden is a very painful development. So sorry @nelsonchamisa
Hopewell Chin’ono: I am saddened by the passing of Mbuya Chamisa, @nelsonchamisa’s mother. We are ALL our mother’s children. It is never easy losing your mother. May Mbuya Chamisa Rest in eternal Peace. My condolences to @nelsonchamisa and his whole family, and may the Lord comfort them.
Lovemore Madhuku: To @nelsonchamisa and the Chamisa family, you have all my prayers at this difficult time. The Lord our God will use this sad moment to demonstrate his amazing presence. He will give you the much-needed strength to take you through. May our dear mother’s soul rest in peace.
Jonathan Moyo: Heartfelt condolences to the People’s President @nelsonchamisa for the untimely death of his mother. May the Lord be with him & his family, and see them through the darkness of their painful loss. And may goodness & mercy be with Ambuya Chamisa in the House of the Lord forever!
Saviour Kasukuwere: @nelsonchamisa Deepest condolences Madyira on the sad and untimely loss of your dear mother. The pain of losing a mother is unbearable. We pray that the Almighty will receive Mama, and MHDSRIP.
Godfrey Gandawa: Very sad to learn of the passing of Nelson Chamisa’s mother. My deepest sympathies go out to him and his family and I hope those on the political stage will have the decency to give him space to grieve.
Meanwhile the MDC Alliance party has said that funeral arrangements will be announced soon.