The body of the late national hero Cde Don Muvuti was taken to his rural home in Hwedza ahead of his burial at the National Heroes Acre tomorrow.
People from all walks of life including politicians, traditional leaders and local villagers converged at the Muvuti homestead in the Chigwedere area in Hwedza to bid farewell to the late Cde Muvuti.
Mashonaland East Minister of State Retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri said Cde Muvuti deserved the hero status bestowed on him as he dedicated his life to liberate his country.
Other speakers who include Hwedza North legislator Cde David Musabayana, Chief Nyahuye Wasvosve and former government minister Cde Aenias Chigwedere described Cde Muvuti as a rare breed of nationalists who fought selflessly to emancipate his motherland.
Family representative Retired Colonel Samuel Muvuti said the family feels honoured with the hero status given to Cde Muvuti.
Students from Chigwedere Primary School where Cde Muvuti had strong links after having done his primary education there and also having taught at the primary came to pay their last respects to a former student and teacher.
Meanwhile, the body of Cde Muvuti has since been flown back to Harare.
Accompanied by the late heroe’s widow Mrs Deliwe Muvuti, her sister Mrs Ethel Mabandla and Aunt Mrs Wadzanai Magonya and five other relatives, the body was received by Home Affairs officials and religious ministers.
It was briefly taken to a funeral parlour for final burial preparations before proceeding to a brief church service at the Sunningdale ZAOGA church opposite the Graniteside industrial area.