Mugabe declares Muvuti national hero


PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has declared the late Don Muvuti a national hero following an extraordinary politburo meeting held at State House yesterday.


Muvuti, who was a proof reader and columnist at the Zanu PF party mouthpiece, The Voice, died on Wednesday last week and will now be buried tomorrow at the national shrine. He was 84.

Zanu PF secretary of administration Ignatius Chombo yesterday told the Muvuti family that all politburo members had expressed satisfaction with the commitment shown by the late politician as he served both Zanu PF and the country.

“The President saw it fit to declare him a national hero given his selfless commitment to do his work for both the party and country without seeking any monetary reward for his work. He will be buried at the national shrine on Wednesday (tomorrow) and from now on the State, with the help of the family, will take over,” he said.

A veteran liberation war fighter, former Zimbabwe Newspapers Group board member and Zanu PF national consultative assembly member, Muvuti also held various positions in the ruling party, including in the politburo and central committee.

Mourners are gathered at Number 14 Schmitt Avenue, St Martin’s in Harare.