Na­tional hero sta­tus for Brigadier Gen­eral Murozvi

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

but we are grate­ful to the Pres­i­dent and his en­tire lead­er­ship team for see­ing it be­fit­ting to be­stow the high­est hon­our on our land to our brother and we are tak­ing con­so­la­tion in that.”

Brig Gen Murozvi was born on June 2, 1956 in Bikita district, Masvingo, be­ing the sec­ond born in a fam­ily of five.

He at­tended pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion from Stan­dard One to Three at Marozva Pri­mary School and later his Stan­dard Four to Six at Pa­mushana Pri­mary School, in his home district.

He later pur­sued his se­condary ed­u­ca­tion up to Form 4 at Ny­at­sime Col­lege in Harare.

Af­ter com­plet­ing his Form 4, he en­rolled for a teacher train­ing pro­gramme in se­condary ed­u­ca­tion at a train­ing col­lege in Gweru.

In Septem­ber 1975, he joined other young men and women in sneak­ing into Mozam­bique through the Mount Selinda area in the east­ern bor­der to join the Zim­babwe African Na­tional Lib­er­a­tion Army (Zanla).

While in Mozam­bique, Brig Gen Murozvi played an in­stru­men­tal role in the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment, ap­ply­ing the rudi­men­tary skills he had ac­quired in the aborted teacher train­ing pro­gramme to ed­u­cate the young chil­dren of school go­ing age, who were cross­ing the bor­der in their thou­sands daily.

In 1976, he was se­lected to un­dergo mil­i­tary train­ing at Takawira 2 in Chi­moio, Mozam­bique, where he ex­hib­ited great po­ten­tial, de­ter­mi­na­tion, courage and ap­ti­tude in mil­i­tary mat­ters.

This saw him be­ing se­lected in early De­cem­ber 1976 to go for fur­ther train­ing in Tan­za­nia, at Nachingueya Train­ing Camp, as part of the 5 000-strong Songa Mbeli (Ad­vance) Group. His group sailed to Tan­za­nia from Mozam­bique on the fa­mous navy ship called Mapin­duzi.

He played a piv­otal role in the lib­er­a­tion strug­gle in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties be­fore re­turn­ing home in 1980.

Af­ter in­de­pen­dence, Brig Gen Murozvi rose through the ranks and held sev­eral po­si­tions in the army be­fore be­ing posted to the min­istry re­spon­si­ble for ex-free­dom fight­ers.

Some of his academic qual­i­fi­ca­tions were De­gree in Pol­i­tics and Ad­min­is­tra­tion at the Univer­sity of Zim­babwe, Mas­ter of Arts In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies and Diplomacy (UK), Stan­dard­i­s­a­tion Course (Zim­babwe Mil­i­tary Academy) in 1980, In­ter­me­di­ate In­tel­li­gence Course (School of Mil­i­tary In­tel­li­gence) in 1983, In­ter­me­di­ate Staff Course (Zim­babwe Staff Col­lege) in 1984.

Mourn­ers are gath­ered at num­ber 78 Drew Road, The Grange. Brig Gen Murozvi is sur­vived by his wife Rtd Group Cap­tain Joice Murozvi, three chil­dren — Brian, Faith and Char­ity and two grand chil­dren

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