Rumours about the death of Finance Minister Bernard Chidzero sparked more debate about his successor than whether they were true or not.
When the whistle blew out on Nathan Shamuyarira as a former member of the dreaded Front for the Liberation of Zimbabwe (FROLIZI) this may have put President Robert Mugabe in a tight spot.
Outspoken Mutare South Member of Parliament Lazarus Nzarayebani has proposed a cabinet of 12 down from the present 24 excluding the President and his deputies.
Zimbabwe could lose a sizeable chunk of its multi-million dollar aid from the United States just because some of its diplomats in Washington have not been paying parking fines.
Mayor Urimbo may have been completely forgotten by his colleagues in the ruling party after being removed from his powerful post of national political commissar but he certainly made history at his death.