VP Chiwenga mourns Cde Jane Ngwenya

By ZBC Reporter
VICE President General Retired Dr Constantino Chiwenga has sent a message of condolences to the Ngwenya family following the death of Cde Jane Lungile Ngwenya.

In a statement, Vice President Chiwenga said Cde Ngwenya’s untimely death has pained all those who knew and fought alongside her during the days of the liberation struggle.

He said Cde Ngwenya was a veteran nationalist and freedom fighter whose name will always remain etched the memories of those left behind, reminding them of a brave woman who took risks in her early life, challenging the white settler colonial administrations for equal rights and privileges between blacks and whites.
“Because of her aggressive political activism against colonial rule, she experienced torture, harassment, pain and repeated incarceration in the Rhodesian prisons and detention centres. A target for assassination by the brutal minority regime then, the late Cde Ngwenya would survive the plot on her life by skipping the border into exile in neighbouring Botswana and Zambia,” read part of the Vice Presdient’s message.
Cde Ngwenya joined hands with fellow nationalist leaders in Zambia in organizing the armed struggle from the rear and used her vocal skills to mobilise youths back home to join the armed struggle, said Vice president Chiwenga.

Vice President Chiwenga said the Ngwenya family should derive comfort from the knowledge that many compatriots who fought alongside her during the long road to freedom are mourning with them.