President mourns Major Gen Chiramba

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments


Nevanji Nehoreka

President Mnangagwa has commiserated with the family of Major General (Rtd) Clever Shadreck Chiramba who died at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals on Sunday.

He was 66.

In a condolence message, President Mnangagwa said the country has lost a decorated veteran of the liberation war struggle.

“I received with grief and disbelief the news of the untimely death yesterday morning of Major-General(Retd) Clever Shadreck Chiramba at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals. The country continues to lose many lives to Covid-19 related illnesses in the wake of the Third wave which the country is currently experiencing. Sadly, we have also lost our decorated soldier and veteran of the liberation struggle, the late Major-General Chiramba under similar circumstances,” said President Mnangagwa.

The Chivi-born late soldier retired from active service in 2004, after having commanded the 2 Infantry Brigade during Operation Restore Sovereignty in the Democratic Republic of Congo Campaign.

He was born on the 2nd of February 1955 and between 1961 and 1968 did his primary school at Jenya School in the same district before proceeding to Mashava for his secondary education.

He was to later join the struggle for independence which led to the independence of the country in 1980.
“The late Major-General Chiramba leaves a record of distinguished national service to Zimbabwe. He participated in the Liberation Struggle and served in the Zimbabwe national Army until his retirement from Military service. In both roles, he served with utmost dedication, commitment and unquestionable loyalty which earned him medals of honour, bravery, loyal service and excellence,” President Mnangagwa said.

The late Major-General Chiramba embraced farming with a passion after his retirement from active service.

At the time of his death, he was running Marmi Farm in Karoi.

He is survived by his wife Beatrice, eight children and sixteen grandchildren.

Mourners are gathered at House Number 52 St Andrews Road, Hatfield, Harare.

President took the opportunity to urge people to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in his condolence message to the Chiramba family.

“The surest way of minimising further loss of lives and the spread of this deadly disease rests with all of us observing the stipulated WHO health protocols as well as strict adherence to the preventive measures which Government has put in place including the accelerated vaccination programme under way,” said President Mnangagwa.