Zanu PF confers liberation hero status to Binga man

Silos Magodyo of Binga was nine years old when Zimbabwe attained independence from Britain in 1980 and today he lies at the Binga cemetery as a liberation hero.

Magodyo, who was born on 5 June 1971, died on 20 December 2022 and was declared a liberation hero by Zanu-PF leadership, for “his unwavering service to the party and championing the African cause against colonial bondage”.

“The President and First Secretary of Zanu-PF Cde E.D Mnangagwa has conferred liberation hero status to the late Cde Silas Magodyo who passed on on 20 December 2022 and will be buried at Binga cemetery,” said the party’s Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu.

He was buried at Binga cemetery Wednesday morning.

Magodyo grew up in Mataala village under Chief Sinakoma in Binga, where he also acted as Chief Sinakoma from 1998 to 2011.

He joined politics as a youth member on a PF-Zapu ticket in 1985 and held several positions in the party in Binga.

He was Zanu-PF District Coordinating Committee Secretary for Commissariat for Binga between 2004 and 2008.

At his time of death, Magodyo was provincial secretary for the disabled and disadvantaged persons in Matabeleland North province since 2021.

He worked as ward coordinator in Sinakoma for the Ministry of Youth from 2002 to 2004 and as a ward youth officer from 2008 to 2018 when he retired.

The party leadership said he continued with the positive spirit of serving the ruling party and Government after his retirement.

Magodyo did his primary education at Nsenga Hill Primary School between 1978 and 1984, and attended Binga High between 1985 and 1986 for ZJC.

He worked as a Campfire resource manager in the Binga Rural District Council between 1990 and 1993.

He was the Binga district command centre chair for the 2005 parliamentary elections and was chief elections agent for the party’s candidate Joe Mudimba during the 2008 elections.

Zanu-PF said it lost a self-motivated and hardworking member who had a good understanding of political history, ideology and vision for the independence of African states from colonial bondage.

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