Brigadier-General Crispan Masuku who died on Wednesday was declared a national hero after he had been laid to rest in Bulawayo at Lady Stanley Cemetery yesterday, The Chronicle reports.
A delegation led by Zanu Pf secretary for administration Obert Mpofu conferred the Zimbabwe Defence Industries(ZDI) general manager with the national heroes status at his home yesterday. In conferring the late Masuku with a heroes status, Obert Mpofu said:
I am here as I have been sent to convey this message by the President. The late General Masuku has been declared a national hero and his works speak for themselves. He dedicated his life to service and until his death, he remained a committed serviceman. The Government has seen it fit to be confer National Hero Status on him.
It is unfortunate that he is being declared a national hero after his burial. However, this does not take away the honour that has been bestowed upon him. The Covid-19 has made processes much more difficult as we are working remotely as we practise social distancing. Messages may take time to be heard and acted upon. However, we thank the family for doing such a splendid job in giving the late general a befitting send-off. His place at the National Heroes Acre shall be always known and he will not be forgotten for the works he has done.
Brigadier-General Crispan Masuku was 61 and he died at UBH on Wednesday he survived by wife Dr Nomathemba Ndiweni and three children Ngqabutho, Nqobile and Nomagugu.
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