War heroine Victoria Chitepo, widow to the late national hero Hebert Chitepo, has died this afternoon according to an announcement by President Robert Mugabe.
Mugabe said Mai Chitepo was found by her daughter in the bathroom this afternoon. Mai Chitepo, a member of the party’s central committee, was reportedly preparing to come to the meeting and her daughter who had gone to pick her up found her dead.
”She was one of us politically, one of us politically, and physically…it is a loss to all of us….and as we await the full story of what happened..let us pay tribute to her by observing a moment of silence,” said Mugabe.
More details as we get them……