The ruling ZANU PF’s politburo on Wednesday conferred a national hero status on the late minister of Lands and Agriculture, Perrance Shiri.
The development was announced by ZANU PF’s acting secretary of information Patrick Chinamasa after the politburo meeting.
Speaking after the politburo session in the capital, Chinamasa also said that burial arrangements for minister Shiri who was a retired four-star general in the Air Force of Zimbabwe will be announced in due course.
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Shiri who was born Bigboy Samson Chikerema was a veteran of the country’s independence war.
He died aged 65 this Wednesday morning after a short illness. Some suspect that he died of the coronavirus after it was confirmed that his driver died of the deadly virus recently.
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