By ZBC Reporter
The late Mwenezi East legislator, Honourable Joosbie Omar, who died on Sunday and was declared a liberation war hero, was buried at the Lawn Cemetery in Masvingo this Monday.
Cde Omar’s burial, which was conducted within 24 hours after his death according to the Muslim tradition, was attended by several government officials, Zanu PF party members and the Masvingo business community.
His daughter Farahnaz said her father was a staunch Zanu PF cadre who spent most of his time working with communities in Mwenezi East where he was legislator after being elected into office in 2017.
“My father loved his party and he loved working for the people. We have lost a great man. He gave without limit. He loved his country, every day he would come home and tell us what he would do for Mwenezi people.”
Masvingo Province war days chairman, Cde Tendeukai Chinooneka also spoke glowingly of Cde Omar.
“ We are still in disbelief that indeed Cde Omar is gone. He was easy to work with and he had the vision to invest in projects to help the people.”
Director in the Minister of State’s office, Mr Kudakwashe Machako, who represented Minister Ezra Chadzamira, said Cde Omar was a key player in the socio-economic development of the province.
“Cde Omar better known as Muzukuru has been part of the initiative for ensuring Masvingo becomes the breadbasket for the country.”
As per Muslim tradition, only men were allowed to attend the burial, with the women bidding an emotional farewell at the family home before the hearse headed for the cemetery.
Cde Omar worked with the likes of the late Vice President Simon Muzenda during the liberation struggle.
At the time of his death, he was working on building Chingwizi clinic together with other partners.
He is survived by his wife Wayde, three children and several grandchildren.