Liberation war hero Cde Gorden Chikwanda was given a befitting send off yesterday as hundreds of mourners attended the burial at his farm in Chipinge.

Minister of State for Manicaland Province Cde Monica Mutsvangwa described the death of Cde Chikwanda as a sad loss to the nation and the family stating that his unwavering commitment and sacrifice he made towards the liberation of the country and after independence is a virtue that should be followed by all.

Zanu PF Manicaland Province chairperson Cde Mike Madiro and Manicaland War Veterans Association provincial chairperson Cde Gift Chagweda said the late Cde Chikwanda was a dedicated cadre who defended the interests of the revolution up to his untimely death.

Cde Chikwanda was born on the 28th of April in 1960 in Chipinge and did primary education at Gaza and Rowa Schools before corresponding his secondary education.

In 1976, Cde Chikwanda joined other comrades as a war collaborator and left the same year to join the liberation struggle.

He held many positions from village level up to provincial in the Zanu PF party and at the time of his death he was secretary for disabled and disadvantaged.

Cde Chikwanda is survived by his wife Rashiwe Mudiwa, 15 children and five grandchildren.