Air Chief Marshal Retired Perrance Shiri buried at the National Heroes Acre: Pics. The burial of the late Lands & Agriculture Minister Air Chief Marshal (Retired) Perrance Shiri at the National Heroes Acre. These are the updates we have of the ceremony. They were given in live updates
All is set for the late national hero Cde Perrance Shiri’s burial at the National Heroes Acre. Already at the national shrine are Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe, Minister Murwira among others. Also present are former ministers, Zanu PF leaders and other senior Government officials. Service chiefs have arrived.
Minister Shiri succumbed to Covid 19 in the early hours of Wednesday. He was 65. People have started arriving at the National Heroes Acre ahead of the burial of the national hero former Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri who was also known as Benjamin Chikerema during the liberation struggle.
The body of the late national hero has arrived at the Shrine on aboard a Doves vehicle. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has arrived. President Mnangagwa arrives at the shrine for the burial of Cde Shiri. The family only spent 17 years with him before he left to join the liberation war.
Master of ceremonies Cde Kazembe Kazembe said he lost a brother, father and mentor. Nimrod Chikerema speaks on behalf of the family. He says Minister Shiri was the family’s roots. Cde Shiri, he said, was bred and groomed by Zanu PF.
Today we are gathered here to bid farewell to a hero. I express my deepest heartfelt condolences to the Chikerema family. It is a painful time for them and all of us who intimately interacted with him during the struggle and after. Death has divided us.
President Mnangagwa now addressing. He said 29 July was a dark day for the nation and Zanu PF. We lost a disciplined cadre, a great son of the soil. Bigboy Benjamin Chikerema better known as Perrance Shiri is no longer with us. Shock thus grips us all especially, those who interacted with him daily and until the fateful day he looked well.
Mourners are restricted from going to the grave where Cde Shiri’s casket has been lowered down. A befitting send-off for Cde Shiri as he is given a 21 gun salute and a fly past by the Airforce of Zimbabwe.
Source – Bulawayo24
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