Dr TIMOTHY STAMPS DECLARED NATIONAL HERO
Former Health Minister, Dr Timothy, who died on Sunday, has been declared a national hero. Zanu PF Politburo members, Dr Obert Mpofu, Simon Khaya Moyo and Dr David Parirenyatwa visited the Stamps home at plot number 6 Weston Road off Hatcliffe in Harare to deliver the message yesterday.
Dr Stamps’ widow, Cindy and eldest son, Kenyon welcomed the decision to confer the national hero’s status to their father and are consulting as a family and will inform the government on the way forward regarding burial arrangements.
Dr Stamps is survived wife, Cindy, three children and four grand children Born in 1936, Dr Stamps succumbed to a lung infection on Sunday at the Borrowdale Trauma Centre in Harare.
Before independence, Dr Stamps worked for the then Salisbury Municipality Health Department where he rose to become chief medical officer for the city which is now Harare.
After independence he served in the Zimbabwean government as health minister from 1990 to 2002 and later appointed Health Advisor in the Office of the President and Cabinet.