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Liberation war heroine Kachingwe laid to rest

The late former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunications, Mrs Sarah Kachingwe, who was declared a liberation war heroine, has been laid to rest at Greendale cemetery in Harare.

Sarah Kachingwe
Sarah Kachingwe

Senior government officials, family members, friends and Zanu PF members converged at Greendale cemetery to bid farewell to the liberation war heroine. The Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Arthur Mutambara said the late Mrs Kachingwe was a leader par excellence who distinguished herself as an academic, civil servant and a mother.

Zanu PF Secretary for Women Affairs, Oppah Muchinguri said all women should emulate the leadership qualities that were demonstrated by the late Mrs Kachingwe. Muchinguri said the late Mrs Kachingwe was a woman of great humility who remained humble even after achieving so much in life.

Kachingwe died on Thursday at her Greendale home in Harare after succumbing to a heart problem. She was the first black female to enroll at the then University of Rhodesia in 1957, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History. She is survived by her husband, Joe Kachingwe and three children.