President Emmerson Mnangagwa has mourned the death of retired Major-General Sikhulile Simpson Nyathi.

Nyathi died on Sunday at Josiah Magama Tongogara Barracks Referral Hospital in Harare.

In a statement yesterday, Mnangagwa described said the death of Nyathi weighs heavily on the country as it comes a week after the death of Major-General (Rtd) Godfrey Chanakira.

Mnangagwa described Nyathi as a committed revolutionary cadre who joined the liberation struggle in his late teens for the nation’s freedom and independence.

Burial arrangements are yet to be made public.

Below is the full statement