By ZBC Reporter
THE Acting President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has sent a message of condolences to the Dauramanzi Family following the death of Cde Jetro Dauramanzi on the 28th of January 2022.
In a statement ,Dr Chiwenga described the late Dauramanzi as a loyal and patriotic citizen whose traits remained consistent even at a time when the liberation struggle was most difficult.
“In spite of the persecution he went through, Cde Dauramanzi remained a loyal and patriotic citizen of our motherland, Zimbabwe. He was a true revolutionary cadre who shall sorely be missed by all of us who had the privilege of working closely with him and many others whose lives he touched in so many different ways,” he said.
Dr Chiwenga chronicled Cde Dauramanzi’s journey throughout the struggle for independence.
“As a senior member of ZAPU then, and like many of his colleagues in the struggle for our national Independence, he too endured long periods in jail and detention centres for supporting our armed liberation struggle. He was persecuted by the Rhodesians for the role he played in organising African Trade Unionism and political activism. As the armed liberation struggle intensified, so were his heroic efforts at mobilizing material resources for our freedom fighters as well as for the welfare of the families they had left behind,” he added.
Born on 15’1 April, 1931, the late Cde Dauramanzi belongs to the early crop of nationalists who pioneered early resistance and struggles against colonialism and imperialism.