1030: We are at the National Heroes Acre for the burial of decorated military commander, Brigadier-General Collin Moyo (Retired), who died in Harare last Friday.
Rtd Brig Gen Moyo’s Chimurenga name was Rodwell Nyika.
1045: Acting President Kembo Mohadi will officiate at the burial.
1048: Vice President Chiwenga has arrived at the National Heroes Acre.
1050: Although the hero did not succumb to Covid-19, traditional formalities such as going to the Stodart Hall in Mbare for body viewing were not be followed in line with Covid-19 regulations. Few mourners have attended the burial ceremony and are maintaining safe distance. The terraces which are normally crowded are almost empty.
1055: The body of the national hero arrives at the national shrine aboard a Doves hearse and not in the gun carriage as is the norm.