Colleagues and family members of the late national hero, Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu say Zimbabwe must honour the legacy he left behind by upholding national unity and fostering development.

A progressive man, a unifier, a pillar of strength, hardworking and proactive are some of the words used to describe the late national hero who was buried at the National Heroes Acre today.

Politburo member and Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, Cde Sithembiso Nyoni said Cde Ndlovu played a great part in unifying the country and it remains for the elders to uphold his legacy.

Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde Joshua Malinga who is a nephew to the deceased described his uncle as progressive and committed while another Zanu PF Politburo member, Cde James Gumbo said the late Cde Ndlovu served his country with distinction.

Zanu PF spokesperson, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo who knew Cde Ndlovu from the 60’s described him as passionate in the quest for development and empowering fellow countrymen.

Family members, Mr Tewnyson Mlobi and Mr Canaan Ngwenya said Cde Ndlovu was instrumental in raising their political consciousness while providing a pillar to the family unit.

The burial of the national hero was indeed befitting.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police sounded off their trumpets as the coffin was lowered.

Firing party number 1 presented arms and after shouldering, fired 3 volleys as the final highest military compliments to the departed hero.

A family representative, President Mugabe and the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe, led senior government officials and service chiefs in the laying of wreaths on the late national hero’s grave.