The late Brigadier-General Collin Moyo (Retired) has been declared a national.
Announcing this development at Brig-Gen Moyo (Rtd)’s house in Harare on Sunday, Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri confirmed that the decorated military commander did not succumb to COVID-19. She said:
He has been declared a National Hero. We cannot tell you when he will be buried. We know that he did not die as a result of Covid-19. His burial is different from those who were Covid-19 positive.
We are expected to have controlled numbers at the burial, so the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage will give us advice.
Brig-Gen Moyo (Rtd) died on Friday at the Haematology Centre in Harare aged 66.
He is survived by his wife and six children.