Muvuti declared national hero
Harare – Late liberation war fighter and publicist, Don Muvuti, who died last week, was on Monday declared a national hero.
Muvuti (84), who passed away after a long illness, will be buried at the national shrine on Wednesday.
ZANU-PF secretary for administration Dr Ignatious Chombo told mourners at the Muvuti home that an emergency meeting of the ruling party’s Politburo had unanimously agreed on his hero’s status.
“At the end when everyone (in the Politburo) had said their part, they thanked Cde Muvuti for the job he had done in writing down and publicising everything that happened in the party as well as assisting in its administration,” Dr Chombo said.
“With such a history and sacrifice, having worked so hard without expecting to be paid, it was seen fit that Cde Don Muvuti be declared a national hero.”
Muvuti joined the fight for the country’s liberation in 1964 in Tanzania where he met people such as the late ZANU chairman Herbert Chitepo and Solomon Tawengwa.
He held various positions in the party, including deputy secretary general and deputy secretary for finance.
At the time of his death, he was a member of the ZANU-PF National Constitutional Assembly as well as a proof reader for the party’s newspaper, The Peoples Voice.
He is survived by his wife, Deliwe, seven children and eight grandchildren.
– New Ziana