The local civic society has described the late national hero, Cde Edgar Tekere as a man of unquestionable credentials saying his heroâ€™s status is not subject to debate.Affirmative Action Group (AAG) President, Mr Supa Mandiwanzira said the conferrment of hero status on Cde Tekere was a befitting gesture to the late cadre who fought fearlessly to dislodge white minority rule in the country.
â€œI think every Zimbabwean will have no reason to dispute the honour bestowed on this hero. We are preaching indigenisation and empowerment for Zimbabweans as a result of the works by people like Tekere…, he said.
In a sign that Cde Tekere was a man of the people from across the political divide, National Constitutional Assembly Chairman, Professor Lovemore Madhuku a known Zanu-PF and government critic could not dispute the Zanu-PF politburoâ€™s decision to confer the late cadre a national hero status.
â€œTekereâ€™s history is clear for all to see… The man is just a true hero…,â€ he said.
The late Cde Edgar Tekere has been laid to rest at the national shrine after he succumbed to cancer on Tuesday at the age of 74.