Vice President Joice Mujuru and Bishop Eben Kanukai Nhiwatiwa of the United Methodist Church sing a hymn at her Chisipite home in Harare yesterday., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
I will continue to emulate my husband: VP Mujuru
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 02:00
VICE President Joice Mujuru says she will continue emulating the works of her late husband Retired General Solomon Mujuru.
Speaking to a delegation from the United Methodist Church at her residence yesterday, VP Mujuru said she would not give up the good works that her late husband was doing.
"I always ask myself how I am going to do the things that my husband was doing.
"However, I believe God is going to show me the way.
"I told myself that a real soldier should not be found with a bullet at the back.
"If you are found with a bullet at the back it means that you were shot while running away.
"A real soldier should be found with a bullet in the front to show that you were fighting, that is what I have decided to do. Handisi kuzodonhedza mukombe kana kuti baton stick yanga iina VaMujuru.
"People have given testimonies about what kind of a person he was and I am going to emulate that," she said.
VP Mujuru said it was important for the church to visit people who would have lost their loved ones so that they would not feel lonely.
She said they were still waiting for the outcome of investigations into Gen Mujuru's death.
"Zvatakanzwa ndizvozvo. Nyaya iripo ndiyoyo, takangomirira kuti vana mazvikokota vafambe nenyaya iyi vagotitsetsenurira kuti zvingava zvakaitika ndezvipi nekuti pane dzimwe nguva unogona kumboti pamunhondo, pamusasa kana kutombowira mumvura, wozoti aah.
"What is important is that we remain united, like what we saw during the funeral," she said.
She said Rtd Gen Mujuru had a lot of friends from all corners of the world with some of them having visited to console her.
United Methodist Church Bishop, Eben Nhiwatiwa encouraged VP Mujuru to put her trust in the Lord.
He said God was the only one who could console her and provide her with the comfort that Gen Mujuru used to provide her.
"You should put your trust in the Lord in everything you do. God will never forsake you and he will guide you both at work and at church.
"We are indebted to you because you left this country to free the whole nation and not only your family. We don't want you to be stressed because you did a great job for the country," he said.
The delegation was led by Chief of Protocol in the President's Office, Ambassador Munyaradzi Kajese.
Meanwhile, police investigations into the death of Gen Mujuru have entered the second week amid reports that investigators are still reconciling evidence.
The investigating teams are yet to submit reports to the Police General Headquarters.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena yesterday said: "There is nothing significant to talk of yet as reports are still being reconciled."
Gen Mujuru died in a fire at his Alamein Farm two weeks ago. He was declared a national hero and buried at the National Heroes Acre.