(Last Updated on January 15, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Minister of State for Manicaland Province Ellen Gwaradzimba has died, succumbing to Covid-19 at a hospital in Harare.
Gwaradzimba was recently airlifted to Harare as she suffered Covid-19 related complications
Confirming the death, Deputy Minister of Youth Tino Machakaire said: “It is with a very sad heart that I inform you of the passing on of the Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs.”
“My sincerest condolences to the Gwaradzimba and the entire Manicaland province family on the untimely passing on of Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba. She succumbed to Covid-19. We have been robbed once again of a hardworking and dedicated cadre. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
“I am praying for peace and comfort for her family and those of us who knew her. May God protect us all,” he added.
In 2018, Gwaradzimba was elected senator and was subsequently appointed Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister the following year.
She recently sparked controversy after a video was circulated showing her involved in a heated exchange with members of a parliamentary portfolio committee while defending her son, who had allegedly taken over part of a farm of a white farm owner.
Gwaradzimba was born in 1960 in Gutu.