The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) today held a funeral parade at the One Commando Regiment in Harare to bid farewell to the Defence Attaché to Malaysia, Colonel Tamuka Shoko who died in Malaysia on Monday the 21st after a short illness.

Military chiefs and the family of the late Colonel Shoko thronged the One Commando Regiment for a funeral parade in honour of the liberation war hero who contributed immensely to the freedom of the country.

Speaking at the funeral parade, ZNA Commander, Lieutenant General Edzayi Chakanyuka Chimonyo said Colonel Shoko was a dedicated cadre, committed to fight for the country’s freedom.

Colonel Shoko, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Abednigo Mkululu, joined the liberation struggle in 1977 and demonstrated commitment to carry out the intent of the revolution and was attested into the ZNA after independence in 1981.

During his service, Colonel Shoko rose through a number of ranks and various appointments including his deployment to Malaysia.

He has been accorded a provincial hero status.

He is survived by wife, Portia, five children and three grandchildren.