In an interview with the ZBC News,Â Professor Mutambara said Cde Karimanziraâ€™s life is a lesson to the youths of Zimbabwe that they even as students they have a role to play in fighting for the protection of the independence of their country.
He further explained that his active participation in mobilising support and assistance for those who were waging the war of liberation when he was studying in Birmingham is also as demonstration that Zimbabweans can still stand by their country and defend the revolution even when they are in the diaspora.
Visibly absent from the burial ceremony was the MDC-T formation and its leader Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirayi.
National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board Chairman, Cde David Chapfika andÂ local businessman, Biggie MatizaÂ both spoke highly of Cde Karimanziraâ€™s contribution in promoting businesspeople and indigenisation.
Cde Ratidzo Mukarati spoke about Cde Karimanziraâ€™s role in promoting the status of women in line with government policy to promote and uplift women.
Several women were seen openly kneeling on the tarmac and crying when the casket of the late Karimanzira was brought into the shrine, with relatives,Â Cde Mugabe, the First Lady and their party following behind the procession.
Cde Karimanzira is survived by his wife Rungano and three children – Taona, Tamirira and Takudzwa.