The Permanent Secretary in Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s Office, Retired Major-General Godfrey Chanakira has been declared a national hero.

Rtd Major-General Chanakira whose Chimurenga name was Cde Garikai Musavengana, died recently after a short illness in Masvingo where he had travelled on official business.

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda has since announced Chanakira’s national heroes status.

Retired Major-General Chanakira retired from active military service in 2018, joining VP Chiwenga’s Office as a senior staffer.

Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.