Liberation war hero, Cde Austin Peter Moyo whose Chimurenga name was Madayiza has been buried today (Saturday) at Nkulumane Heroes Acre with full military honours.
Cde Moyo died last Sunday.
Addressing mourners at the burial, family spokesperson Mr Muluko Moyo said his nephew spent most of his youth in the liberation struggle.
“Cde Madayiza after finishing his education joined the liberation struggle and spent most of his youthfulness in the struggle. He was a quite individual and we never had a report of him causing trouble in the community,” he said.
Zanu PF and war veterans officials said the nation has lost a unifier who worked hard for the development of the country.
“Cde Madayiza, as several speakers have said, contributed a lot for this country not only in intelligence but also as a government worker who made sure that this country enjoys peace and unity,” said the Bulawayo provincial chairman for Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Cde Cephas Dube.
Cde Madayiza joined the liberation struggle and trained in Mbembesi in 1976.
In 1978 he was selected as an undercover operative in ZIPRA Unit entering Rhodesia for military operations in the Binga and Lupane area.
At ceasefire in 1979 Cde Madayiza with units under Cde Nicholas Nkomo was instrumental in mobilising liberation war fighters to move to St Paul’s Assembly Point in Lupane later relocating forces to Gwaai Riverside that finally became the centre for all ZIPRA fighters on the NF2 operation region.
At the time of his death, Cde Madayiza was working in the President’s office.
The late is survived by his wife, and five children.