The late liberation war hero, Cde Michael Mapfumo, who died on Thursday, has been buried at the Harare Provincial Heroes Acre this Monday.

Scores of people gathered at the shrine to bid farewell to one gallant son of the soil who succumbed to lung cancer.

Addressing mourners, Harare Metropolitan Province Minister of State, Cde Oliver Chidau described Cde Mapfumo as a dedicated cadre who was ready to serve the nation.

A family representative, Mr Frank Mapfumo described his father as a unifier, saying the void he has left will be difficult to fill.

A colleague, Retired Lieutenant Samuel Mukureya narrated how he worked closely with the late Cde Mapfumo.

Born on 10 May in 1962 in Beitbridge, Cde Mapfumo did his primary education at Panemene primary school before proceeding to Masase mission in Mberengwa for his secondary education.

Cde Mapfumo, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Nyaradzo Chakaipa, joined the liberation struggle in 1977 and received military training at Inyamhinga camp in Mozambique.

At independence, he was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army as a private where he rose through the ranks to Warrant Officer Class 1 before retiring in 2003.

Cde Mapfumo is survived by his wife, Locadia, three children and four grandchildren.