Sabina declared national heroine

Sabhina, was unanimously declared a national heroine at a Zanu PF politburo meeting held in Harare following her death early Thursday morning.
Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said all the members who attended
the politburo meeting agreed that the late former MP and mother of politicians Leo Mugabe, Patrick and Robert Zhuwao had contributed immensely to the liberation of Zimbabwe.
“The body of Amai Sabhina Mugabe will be taken to her rural home in Zvimba and will be brought back in Harare in preparation for the burial at the national shrine on Sunday. This is after the politburo unanimously agreed that she be declared a national heroine,” said Gumbo.
President Mugabe told the ZBC radio news that she last met her sister when he left for the African Union Summit in Uganda. He said her sister was always talking about women’s projects even at a time she was not feeling well.
The ZBC quoted President Mugabe as the family spokesperson. Sabina, who quit active politics two years ago, had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Avenues Clinic since last Friday until her death on Thursday morning.
She bowed out from active politics due to ill health before the 2008 harmonised elections. Sources had earlier indicated that the former Mashonaland West Provincial politician’s condition was worrying.
Born on 29 September 1929, Sabhina served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Makonde East in 1985 and later became the legislator for Zvimba South between 1990 and 2008. She was also a member of the ZANU-PF women’s league serving as its national secretary for production and labour.

During her time in active politics Sabina was part of what seemed to be the Mugabe political dynasty with President Mugabe ruling the country while she served in parliament with her two sons and their cousin, prominent business Philip Chiyangwa.