Information minister, Senator Mutsvangwa mourns Mbuya Sabinah Mangwana

The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa has expressed deep sorrow at the passing on of Mbuya Sabinah Mangwana, mother to the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Nick Mangwana.

Mbuya Mangwana was 90 years old.

Sen. Mutsvangwa said she had been aware of the health challenges of Mbuya Mangwana but had hoped that she would recover, and so the news of her demise came as a real shocker.

“On behalf of the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Permanent Secretary, Mr Nick Mangwana and the entire Mangwana family on the passing on Mbuya Mangwana. May the Mangwana family be comforted in the knowledge that we are with you in our prayers during this time of your bereavement.” said Senator Mutsvangwa in a statement.

Mbuya Mangwana had six children, five boys and one girl. One of the children passed away on 1 October 1993. As a pillar of the Mangwana family, Mbuya Mangwana, who trained as a nurse at Mongenster Mission in Masvingo, produced three lawyers, one doctor and a senior civil servant.

She was blessed with 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Witty and blessed with a great sense of humour, she was loved by the entire Mangwana family and the community. She was an intelligent, strong and hardworking woman who looked after herself very well and was very close to all her children and daughters-in-law.

The Matriach played mother and grandmother role to the Mangwana clan.

Mourners are gathered at 5073 Fitchlea, in Kwekwe.