Brigadier General James Jotham Murozvi declared national hero, burial Wednesday

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The late Brigadier General James Jotham Murozvi who collapsed and died at his home in Harare on Thursday last week, has been declared a national hero.

A delegation comprising Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo, Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, War Veterans Minister Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube, Commander Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga and Zimbabwe National Army Commander Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda visited the Murozvi family to deliver the hero status message from President Robert Mugabe.

Brigadier General Murozvi, whose Chimurenga name was Cde James Tichatonga, was suffering from diabetes for some time. He survived by his wife, Group Captain Joice Murozvi and four children. He will be buried on Wednesday at the National Heroes Acre. Mourners are gathered at House Number 78 Drew Drive, Grange, Harare.

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The Zimbabwe National Army is the country's military wing which was established with the role of ensuring territorial integrity, peace, stability and security. The force was established in 1980 after the country attained its Independence from colonial rule. Read More About Zimbabwe National Army

The National Heroes Acre is Zimbabwe's national shrine where national heroes are buried. It was established in 1980 soon after the independence of Zimbabwe. The area was located on the heart of Harare in the Warren Park suburb. Read More About National Heroes Acre

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