The late nationalist and publicist Cde Don Muvuti has been declared a national hero and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Wednesday.
The decision was taken at an extraordinary politburo meeting held at state house in Harare Monday morning.
Cde Muvuti, who died last Thursday, had not been well for some time, having been diagnosed with cancer in 2013.
A delegation comprising Minister of Defence Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Cde Simon Khaya Moyo and Senate president Edna Madzongwe made the announcement at the Muvuti family home this afternoon.
Making the announcement, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Dr Ignatius Chombo said all politburo members were grateful for the work done selflessly by the late Cde Muvuti.
He said Cde Muvuti dedicated his life to the party and country since completing his education in 1964.
Cde Chombo said the late Muvuti will be interred at the national shrine this Wednesday.
Former GMB CEO Samuel Muvuti expressed gratitude to the President and First Secretary of Zanu PF Cde Robert Mugabe for the conferment of the national hero status.
The late Cde Muvuti was born in Wedza in 1928 and attended Chigwedere and Goromonzi Primary Schools before proceeding to Waddilove for secondary schooling.