Gogo Ndiweni burial set for today

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THE burial of Agnes Masuku, mother to dethroned outspoken Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni, is set for Ntabazinduna today amid reports that there won’t be any mass gathering due to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

The widow to the late Matabeleland paramount chief Khayisa Ndiweni died at the age of 96 in the early hours of Wednesday last week at her home after a short illness.

Nothiwani Dlodlo, the family spokesperson yesterday told journalists that Masuku will be buried at the family’s burial shrine.

Dlodlo said arrangements have been made such as to ensure there is no mass gathering of mourners at the site.

“What I can confirm is that the burial is tomorrow morning (today).
“They will adhere to all health measures that have been announced by authorities to avoid any outbreak or spread of coronavirus.
“All measures that are supposed to be there have been in put in place, for example, we expect no mass gathering,” Ddlodlo said.

Dlodlo also revealed that Masuku’s children based abroad finally arrived for the funeral.
Nhlanhla Ndiweni was also among those who have arrived after he had sought medical attention in the United Kingdom following a challenge with one of his eyes.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week also sent condolences to the Ndiweni family over their loss.
The MDC leadership led by vice president Welshman Ncube also visited the Ndiweni family to pay their last respects.

Gogo Masuku’s late husband chief Khayisa Ndiweni died in his sleep in August 2010 at the age of 97.
She leaves behind nine daughters and three sons, Jorum Thambo, Douglas and Nhlanhla Felix.

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