Zimbabwe

LIVE BLOG: BURIAL OF BRIG-GEN MOYO

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.

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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.

HERALD