HARARE – Acting President Joice Mujuru was taken down memory lane on Wednesday when the official commissioning of Bakers’ Inn bread factory plant coincided with the day she got married to her late retired general Solomon Mujuru.
Mujuru, who was the guest of honour, pointed out that Industry deputy minister and Chikomba West legislator Mike Bimha had reminded her that she was married to a man from Chikomba, where the late general hails from.
The late general passed away under mysterious circumstances almost two years ago in an inferno at his Beatrice farm homestead.
“There is something that I want to surprise you with, which I also remembered when I sat with deputy minister Bimha. He spoke about my marrying a Chikombaean (sic) man. I looked at my notes and saw that the date today (yesterday) is the sixth of June,” she said.
Mujuru added that something struck her mind that what happened on the sixth of June was a very special event in her life.
“What is it? I tried to think about my four girls (daughters) no, my nine grandchildren, no, is it about my siblings, no!
“Wow, it’s about my marriage. I was married on the 6th of June, thank you very much Innscor for inviting me, for inviting friends to celebrate the day. I am sure wherever he is he should be smiling,” she said reminiscently.
This is not the first time she has evoked memories of her late husband as she has previously done so during the memorial service for Charlotte Msipa, wife to former Midlands provincial governor Cephas Msipa.
Mujuru, a champion of food security, paid tribute to Innscor Africa Limited for upgrading and expanding Bakers’ Inn bread production plant.
Mujuru married her husband in 1977 at the height of the war of liberation against white colonial regime. – Kudzai Chawafambira