Brig-Gen Mutsvunguma declared hero

by | Jun 28, 2024 | Business, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Brig-Gen Mutsvunguma declared hero


Mako Jerera



War veteran and Retired Brigadier-General Romeo Donald Mutsvunguma, who died in Rusape last Wednesday, has been declared a national hero.


President Mnangagwa conferred the highest honour on Brig-Gen Mutsvunguma in recognition of his immense contribution to Zimbabwe before and after the country’s independence.


He was 67.


ZANU PF Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, delivered the news of conferment of national hero status to the Mutsvunguma family at their Rusape home last night.


Cde Chinamasa was accompanied by Central Committee member Cde Wilson Khumbula, ZANU PF Manicaland provincial chairman Cde Tawanda Mukodza, his deputy Cde Linda Matatu and Manicaland political commissar Cde Albert Nyakuedzwa, among others.


In his remarks, Cde Chinamasa said he had been sent by President Mnangagwa to inform the family that Cde Mutsvunguma had been declared a national hero “because of the illustrious work he did before and after the country’s Independence”.


“He was an outstanding cadre and President Mnangagwa has seen it fit to bestow the highest honour in the country,” said Cde Chinamasa, to roaring applause by family members and friends.


Speaking on behalf of the family, Cde Mutsvunguma’s younger brother, Charles, thanked President Mnangagwa and the revolutionary party ZANU PF for the national hero status.


“We are more than happy as a family to receive this great news about my brother,” he said.


“We are humbled and be rest assured that we will follow in Romeo’s footsteps. We are going to serve the party in the same way my brother did.”