Members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces say the late national hero, Major General Trust Mugoba has left a legacy of hard work, commitment and professionalism.

The late Major General Trust Mugoba has been described as one of rare soldiers who will be difficult to replace.

Senior Chaplin General Colonel Joseph Nyakudya says Zimbabwe has lost one of the most professional soldiers.

“He lead by example and he knew his job. He was a man with a big heart and was very professional. Personally, he was like a brother to me,” Colonel Nyakudya said.

Air Vice Marshal Biltim Chingono said he worked closely with the national hero as a member of the special forces.

“As the Air Force we were providing the aircraft and they were paratroopers who were executing the job especially during the civil war in Mozambique.”

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Inspector General, Brigadier General Kasirai Tazira has fond memories after going to the war front in Mozambique side by side with the late Major General Mugoba.

“I was from mechanised brigade while he was from the parachute regiment .We were together in Mozambique,” said Brigadier General Tazira.

Born on the 2nd of November 1959 in the Midlands Province, Major General Mugoba joined the liberation struggle in 1977 and after independence he was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army and rose through the ranks to become a Major General.

At the time of his death, he was the Chief of Staff to the African Union Stand-by Force.