Thousands of people thronged Stoddart Hall in Mbare this Thursday morning to bid farewell to the late national hero, Cde Mennard Livingstone Negidi Muzariri.
As early as 7 am in the morning, people from all walks of life, including senior government officials, started trickling in at the Stoddart Hall.
By mid-morning, thousands of youths and patriotic Zimbabweans toyed-toyed through the streets of Mbare chanting slogans and singing revolutionary songs denouncing sanctions as the number one public enemy.Â
Others gathered outside Stoddart Hall displaying placards written, Muvhimi- Ndimi chete Dhara Redu and Senior Tsegu reflecting the symbol of bravery and intelligence exhibited in Cde Menard Negidi Muzaririâ€™s life.
The body of the late national Hero arrived around 9 am aboard a gun carriage.
The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe led the mourners during body viewing followed by Vice President Cde Joice Mujuru; Retired Army General, Solomon Mujuru; Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Arthur Mutambara, Cabinet Ministers, Services Chief, friends and relatives.
After body viewing, the casket of the late national hero was taken to its final resting place at the National Heroes Acre on board a gun carriage with thousands of people waving the national flag in respect of the pivotal role played by Cde Muzariri, who was described by many as a `fundi and intelligence supremoâ€™ as far as issues to do with defending and protecting the country territorial integrity is concerned.