Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Deputy Chairperson, Cde Kizito Chivamba, who died on Tuesday morning, has been declared a liberation war hero.

Cde Chivamba (59), who was the legislator for Chiwundura constituency died at Gweru Provincial Hospital after a short illness.

Zanu PF Midlands Provincial Chairman, Engineer Mackenzie Ncube said the late Cde Chivamba would be buried at the Midlands Provincial Heroes Acre in Gweru over the weekend.

He said they were still consulting with the family on the exact day but burial was is this weekend.

Engineer Ncube said the province received communication from the Zanu PF national leadership in Harare that it had been unanimously agreed that Cde Chivamba be accorded the liberation war hero status for his contribution to the party and the country before and after Independence.