The wife of the late Vice President Joseph Msika, Mrs Maria Msika has died.She was 89.
Mrs Msika died this morning at her home in Harare.
Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Dr Chris Mushohwe told reporters that Mrs Msika died after a long battle with stroke and diabetes.He revealed that Amai Msika suffered a stroke in 2003 and a second one in 2006, describing here as a quiet and cheerful mother.
Another government Minister and Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity who visited the Msika family Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo said he received mentorship from the Msika family during and after the liberation struggle.
Family spokesperson Mr Jonathan Mapfumo said they have lost a pillar of the family.
The death of Mrs Msika comes barely a month after the nation lost Mrs Maud Muzenda, Mai Shuvai Ben Mahofa and Cde George Rutanhire.
Mourners are gathered at number 11 Nigels Lane, Convalley in Borrowdale and burial arrangements will be announced in due cours