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Maj Gen (Rtd) Godfrey Chanakira Granted State-assisted Funeral

Maj Gen (Rtd) Godfrey Chanakira Granted State-assisted Funeral

President Mnangagwa has granted a State-assisted funeral for the late Major General (Retired) Godfrey Chanakira, who was the Permanent Secretary in the Office of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.

This was announced by Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Regis Chikowore in a statement on Friday night. He said:

. . . please note that further to His Excellency the President, Dr E.D. Mnangagwa’s condolence message to the Chanakira family, His Excellency has in the same breath directed that the late Major General be granted a State-assisted funeral.

Maj Gen (Rtd) Chanakira died at West End Hospital in Harare on Thursday after suffering from a heart condition.

In his condolence message on Friday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the late Maj Gen (Rtd) Chanakira will be remembered for his selfless service to the country. He said:

He will be remembered for the great sacrifices he made for his beloved country alongside other war veterans, past and present, during the period of the armed liberation struggle, for exemplary service in the Zimbabwe National Army, and for his action-oriented leadership in the civil service.

The decorated soldier will be sorely missed by all of us for his different roles in the attainment of our country’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for being such a great patriot.

Maj Gen (Rtd) Chanakira’s Chimurenga name was Garikai Musavengana.

He joined the liberation struggle in 1975, followed by a professional career in the army where he rose through the ranks from Private in 1980 to Major General in 2017.

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Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

Bhai bhai major general😂

major General Gweera 1 month ago

RIP Cde, the country will always remember u

liberator 1 month ago

Zanu unofarisa rufu hadhirai economy nxaaaa vote ccc🤞

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@Ndini Ndadaro kana wasvotwa rutsa😂

Ndini Ndadaroo 1 month ago

We will remove those fingers of yoz. Wakufarisa manje


Asalif 1 month ago

the Major General is not being laid to rest at the national shrine?? asi vaive mutengesi or he was not a liberation war hero

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

@Murozvi, ko Soul Jah Love ilegend zvee💪

Murozvi 1 month ago

The security people and war vets should take note. They're now side lined. Soullove wars declared a hero and this general a state assisted funeral. There is more to this

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