Senator for Zvimba Constituency and ZanuPF Central Committee member Virginia Muchenje (66) has died. Muchenje died yesterday of suspected diabetic complications.
Zanu PF Mashonaland West Province has since recommended provincial hero status. The provincial secretary for administration Simbarashe Ziyambi confirmed the death of Muchenje, who got involved in politics in the 1970s when she provided material support to liberation war fighters
“Details are still sketchy but we can confirm that Senator Muchenje has died. We are still to get details of where she died and the cause, though it is thought to be related to diabetes,” he said. Born on August 7 1950 , Muchenje held several lower posts in ZanuPF in postindependent Zimbabwe, starting in 1981. She rose through the ranks to become a Central Committee member in 2000 before being elected senator for Zvimba Constituency, a position she held until her death. Burial arrangements are still being finalised.