National hero status for Brigadier General Murozvi
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