George Rutanhire to be buried on Saturday

The late national hero George Rutanhire will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Saturday. The burial date was announced by Zanu-PF acting chairman for Mashonaland Central Province Dickson Mafios on behalf of Ignatius Chombo who failed to travel to Centenary due to other pressing commitments.

Said Mafios:

Cde Chombo was supposed to come and make this announcement after Cabinet together with Cde Saviour Kasukuwere (national commissar). Cde Chombo called me saying he has been asked to go to Angola together with Cde Kasukuwere to observe elections there over the weekend so they are leaving today. Their schedule could not allow them to come here so he said I should convey his message from President Mugabe that Cde Rutanhire has been declared a national hero. This status confirms what we have agreed as a province that Cde Rutanhire should be declared a national hero. Cde Chombo said the decision to confer the hero status on Cde Rutanhire was unanimous. We are now working with the family to ensure that Cde Rutanhire is buried at the National Heroes Acre on Saturday.

More: Herald

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Dickson MafiosGeorge RutanhireMashonaland Central Province

Dickson Mafios is a Zimbabwean politician and member of the Zanu-PF party. He is the Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central provincial chairman. In November 2016, as chairman of his province, ahead of the party's congress in December, he led a controversial resolution proposing to stop the president... Read More About Dickson Mafios

George Rutanhire' was a former liberation war veteran and Zanu-PF Politburo member who died in August 2017. Rutanhire became infamous after he attacked and attempted to discredit former vice president Joice Mujuru by claiming that during the Second Chimurenga, she was a woman of loose... Read More About George Rutanhire

Mashonaland Central Province is one of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital of the... Read More About Mashonaland Central Province

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