Family spokesperson Thomas Tongamirai told state media Friday the late
Mrs Tungamirai, a war veteran, passed on while detained at Harare’s
avenues clinic the earlier in the morning having been admitted there
She was said to have been suffering from hyper tension and stomach pains.
Born on 8 November 1954, Pamela Tungamirai worked as a nurse in her
early adulthood days and later became a teacher.
She underwent military training in 1977 and later joined the ZANLA
medical corp and was later to be transferred to Chinhoyi to practise
as a midwife.
She was a Zanu PF legislator for Mabvuku between 1995 and 2000, before
she lost the seat to MDC-T’s Justin Mtendadzamera.
She also lost to former MDC-T’s legislator Timothy Mubhawu during the
race for the same constituency.
Mrs Tungamirai came back on the spotlight in 2005 when she made
fervent public claims her husband had died after eating French fries
laced with poison.
The late Retired Chief Air Marshal Josiah Tungamirai, who was
Zimbabwe’s Minister for Black Empowerment and Indigenisation, died on
August 25 the same year in a South African hospital after being flown
there for emergency treatment.
His wife did not name his killers but claimed in a sensational
newspaper posting the culprits were now having hell on earth.
Pamela said in the advert: “What gives me relief is the obvious signs
of hell on earth on all those who had a hand in the lacing of poison
on those fresh chips you ate, and brought home the remains, and told
me all that resulted in your immediate illness leading to your death.
“Vengeance is mine! Praise the Lord! I am sure you have found your
rightful place on his side, and may your soul rest in peace.”
Pamela Tungamirai has also been locked in a bitter legal wrangle with
Solomon Mujuru, a retired army general and husband of Vice President
Joice Mujuru, over her husband’s estate.