The late national hero Brigadier General James Murozvi has left a legacy of patriotism and unity among Zimbabweans.

It was because of his contribution that hundreds of veterans of the liberation struggle and ordinary citizens came to witness his burial at the National Heroes Acre.

Mr Francis Mutambara who received special training together with Cde Murozvi says the liberation struggle would not have been easy without the input of such dedicated cadres.

Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba says Brigadier General Murozvi played a critical role during the apartheid era in South Africa.

Permanent Secretary for the Welfare of War Veterans, Political Detainees and Restrictees Retired Brigadier General Asher Tapfumaneyi says apart from his immeasurable contribution to the liberation struggle, Brigadier General Murozvi worked hard to improve the welfare of war veterans since the formation of the ministry.

Major General Engelbert Rugeje says he the late national hero was instrumental in defending Zimbabwe during the pick of the land reform programme when he was a defence attaché in the United Kingdom.

Back home in Bikita, the late nationalist was also instrumental in developing his community by helping the underprivileged.

It is against this background that hundreds of people thronged the National Heroes Acre to bid farewell to this gallant son of the soil.