A dark cloud is hovering above Beitbridge following the death of Zanu PF’s proportional representation legislator, Cde Lisa Singo (47) yesterday.
The parliamentarian was elected into the House of Assembly through the quota system in 2018.
Beitbridge Senator, Cde Tambudzani Mohadi said the legislator was diabetic and that tragedy struck soon after she complained of high blood pressure at around 11AM.
“We are still in shock, this is a huge loss to the family, the party (Zanu PF) and community of Beitbridge,” said Sen Mohadi. Mourners are currently gathered at her house in Tshidixwa suburb (former Old Medium Density) pending further funeral arrangements.
Cde Singo began her political career at the age of 13 as a member of the ruling party’s Youth League.
The ruling party’s provincial chairman, Cde Rabelani Choeni said the country has lost a young politician who was very humble, hardworking and dependable. “She has left a vacuum that will be hard for us to fill. Our hearts are heavy, we have lost a very young politicians who was very flexible and was always willing to learn and a team player.
“She had a passion for community development, women and youth affairs. I want to convey my condolences on behalf of the people in Matabeleland South Province. This is a blow to her family, Beitbridge, to the party and Zimbabwe,” he said. Cde Choeni, said the late legislator always provided a bridge for the elders and youths, the politicians and other community members.
Beitbridge East legislator, Cde Albert Nguluvhe said the party had been robbed of a sober minded politician.
“This is sad. We have lost a hard worker. She always stood for the rights of the youth, women and the girl child in and outside parliament. This was someone who was very frank and hard working. In fact, she was ever smiling,” he said. A senior MDC Alliance from Beitbridge, Councillor Granger Nyoni (Ward 5) described the legislator as a very forthright person.
“I cannot believe, she is gone. Only last night we were discussing how best we could address challenges faced by residents in Dulivhadzimu Suburb, Ward 4 who are perennially hit by flash floods during the rainy season. This is a person who put people’s needs ahead of politics,” said Clr Nyoni.