The daughter of the late former President Robert Mugabe, Bona Mugabe-Chikore says she grew up fearful that their father could fall sick or die at any time as he was elderly.
She, however, expressed gratitude that the late national hero lived long enough to see her two children.
Addressing mourners at the Mugabe rural home in Kutama Village in Zvimba, Bona said:
When I was growing up I knew that my father was an elderly man and was afraid that I would wake up one day to hear that he is sick or that he is no longer with us.
So I prayed a lot for God to keep him at least so that I will be able to graduate and then after (that) I prayed to God that he keeps him until I wed so that he would walk me down the aisle.
Then I also prayed that he be kept alive that he at least sees only one of my children; now he saw two of them.
Bona thanked Zimbabweans at large who had come to mourn the late former president as well the government for assisting the Mugabe family during its bereavement.