War veterans say the late national hero Cde George Rutanhire was a symbol of discipline and unity.

His journey started during the liberation struggle where he trained cadres on the values of the struggle.

War veterans continue to mourn Cde Rutanhire and the freedom fighters have agreed that his contribution to the nation is of great importance and must always be remembered in the country’s history.

Some of the war veterans are yet to come to terms with the loss saying it was their hope that Cde Rutanhire would see to the conclusion of the re-burial of all the freedom fighters who are still lying in unmarked graves in and outside the country.

Cde Rutanhire will be laid to rest at the National Heroes Acre this Saturday together with the late national heroine Mbuya Maud Muzenda.