By Jerold Sasa
Vice President General (Retired) Dr Constantino Chiwenga has called on youths to desist from drug abuse as it affects their health.
Addressing mourners at the burial of 93-year-old Mr. Julius Sekeramayi, brother to ZANU PF Politburo member, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi at Marova Village in Chihota, Vice President General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga said shunning drug and substance abuse is one of the secrets to longevity citing the example of the late Sekuru Sekeramayi as a testimony to a sober life.
“Today we are burying a hero whose long life is as a result of his sober habits. I therefore urge youths to shun drug abuse so that they also live longer,” he said.
Dr Sekeramayi paid tribute to his elder brother for inspiring him to join the liberation struggle.
“It is my brother we are burying today who gave me money to join the liberation struggle when I was still at school,” he noted.
The late Mr. Sekeramayi, who was given a State-assisted funeral, was born on the 6th of June 1926 in Chihota.
He is survived by 8 children, 28 grandchildren and 14 great grand-children.