Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Air Marshall Perence Shiri (pictured) says the contribution by the late Commander of Commanders, Retired General Solomon Mujuru during the liberation struggle and after the attainment of independence is immeasurable hence the need for Zimbabweans to jealously guard the legacy of the struggle he spearheaded.
The passing on of General Mujuru has left the nation shocked.
Air Marshall Shiri, who worked with the late general, described him as a courageous cadre who executed his role of leading the countryâ€™s armed forces in the liberation struggle with diligence and bravery.
“The late Cde Mujuru was a team player, an illustrous leader who travelled on a thorny revolutionary path to steer the liberation struggle. He was indeed a Commander par excellence,” he said.
Zanu PF Chairman for Harare Province, Ambassador Amos Midzi says the death of â€˜Cde Rex Nhongo,â€™ as Cde Mujuru was known during the liberation struggle, has robbed the country of a gallant son of the soil whose commitment for emancipating the black majority is testimony of his patriotic nature.
The late Cde Mujuru, who excelled in the military, agriculture and business, lived an illustrious career and left a legacy that will remain forever a part of Zimbabwe history, testimony of which is the thousands of people who thronged the National Heroes Acre to bid farewell to the Commander of Commanders.