Politburo member and the Director of the Hebert Chitepo School of Ideology, Cde George Rutanhire has died.

He was 68.

Speaking to ZBC News, Mrs Safire  Kutyauripo wife to the late said Cde Rutanhire died of renal failure at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin this morning.

A former member of parliament for Mt Darwin as early as 1985, Cde Rutanhire was senior member of the ZANLA general staff and former commissariat director in both ZANLA and Zanu.

Many will remember the work that Cde Rutanhire did in burying many comrades who had not been accorded proper burial, particularly at Chibondo.

Mourners are gathered at Plot Number 1 C-Zoro Farm in Centenary.

Cde Rutanhire is survived by 3 wives and 8 children.

Burial arrangements will be advised in due course.