ZANU PF’s Tionei Melody Dziva who was one of the youngest parliamentarians at 29, in the 2013 parliament has died.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a cadre so productive, young and in the prime of her life. We have lost a colleague in the fight to ensure that our women and youth receive the highest priority in development planning.
We have lost an unstinting proponent of constitutionalism in defence of our morality as a nation. We have lost a comrade who constantly reminded us that our collective dream for a prosperous future has its foundation in a sound education.
Today, however, she has to graduate posthumously with a Bachelor of Laws Degree, what would have been her third degree in remarkable succession. Death has robbed us of even this chance to celebrate her life.
Cde Dziva was an inspiration to many, young and old alike, a high achieving go-getter who believed in the supremacy of principles.
Despite fierce heckling and s.exist comments targeted at female legislators in the National Assembly, Melody Tionei Dziva managed to rise from a very timid young Member of Parliament (MP) to become one of the most powerful women in Parliament during her tenure.
The Zanu PF proportional representation MP ended up sitting in the Speaker’s panel and controlling debate whenever the Speaker Jacob Mudenda and his then deputy, Mabel Chinomona were away.
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Source – Zimeye