HARARE – The body of Zanele Moyo who died in Cape Town last week is now lying in state for the night at the family home at number 7 Rosary Close in Borrowdale, Harare, awaiting burial tomorrow at Glen Forest Cemetry.
The body was moved from Nyaradzo Funeral Parlour in Highfield late this Thursday afternoon for her last homecoming after a brief service at the funeral parlour.
The pure white casket arrived home to a warm welcome through the arch, signifying a new entry into a new horizon of the spiritual world.
The room draped with her favourite colour purple decorations and lilac flowers and white lilies gave a fitting tribute to the young lady who has been described by many as someone who loved people.
A group of family members from her mother’s country of origin, Kenya, was also at hand to welcome the body with songs in their native languages, Swahili and Luyah.
Government ministers, members of the clergy including Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana, Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda and several other dignitaries, friends to the Moyo family and neighbours converged at the Moyo home to commiserate and pay tribute to the late Zanele Moyo.
Minister Simon Khaya Moyo and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa paid glowing tributes to the late, describing her as a special gift to the Moyo family.
Vice President Mnangagwa also addressed the mourners before a church service was held in her memory.
Zanele will be buried at the Glen Forest Cemetery tomorrow and c church service will be held at the family home between 10.am and 12 noon tomorrow before the body leaves for the cemetery. – zbc