No Heroes Acre Burial For Liberation Hero Nkiwane

National hero Abraham Nkiwane who succumbed to prostate cancer at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) on Tuesday will be buried on Monday 12 July 2021, in Umguza.

The family of the national hero agreed that the liberation stalwart will be buried at his farm in Umguza District on the outskirts of Bulawayo.

Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu said Government and the party will respect Nkiwane’s wish to be buried at his farm.

Traditionally, national heroes are interred at the national shrine in Harare.

Family spokesperson Pastor Fairchild Mhlophe, however, said they are yet to finalise the burial date. He said:

_We are yet to come up with the burial date, but the burial site is his farm and as a family we agreed to honour his wish._

Nkiwane is said to be the first man to smuggle weapons into Rhodesia to ignite Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation war.

He is survived by his wife, Ntombizodwa and three children two sons and a daughter.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe National Army, Lieutenant-General Edzai Absalom Chimonyo and Michael Chakabva (“Cde Vhuu”), burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

More: Pindula News; ZBC News

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