The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) has held a funeral parade in honour of the late Retired Commissioner Stanley Matunhira at Chikurubi Training Depot in Harare this Monday.

Retired Commissioner Matunhira died on the 19th of April at Karanda Mission Hospital in Mount Darwin.

Friends and relatives gathered at the Chikurubi Training Depot to bid farewell to the late.

In his address to the mourners, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner General, Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi described the late Commissioner Matunhira as a hardworking, humble, honest and open-minded senior officer.

Relatives said they have lost a father and mentor.

REtired Commissioner Matunhira joined the liberation struggle in 1976 and his Chimurenga name was Master Blaster.

He trained at Takawira Base Two in Mozambique before being posted to Manica Province.

He sustained some injuries during the Chimoio attack.

He was sent to Tanzania for training and later went to Romania for further training.

After Romania, he joined Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and later on joined ZPS in 1985 as a Prison Officer Grade One.

He rose through the ranks to become a Commissioner, a rank he held until the time of his retirement in 2015 and his subsequent untimely death.

He is survived by his wife, Nyaradzo and four children.

He will be buried this Tuesday at his farm in Furtherstone.