Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu announced the latest development.
Soul Jah Love who died on Tuesday at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Harare after a short illness. He will be buried on Saturday at Warren Hills at 11am. His body will lie in state in at his home in Msasa Park tomorrow.
In a letter to Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda, Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu said President Emmerson Mnangagwa had conferred a Liberation Hero status to the late Zimdancehall star.
“His Excellency, the President and First Secretary of Zanu PF, Cde E. D Mnangagwa has conferred a Liberation Hero status to the late Cde Soul Muzavazi Musaka who passed away on 16th February 2021 at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital,” said Mpofu.
“I shall be most grateful if you would make the usual arrangements for his burial and payment of benefits to his family,” added Mpofu.
“The family can be contacted through our Harare Provincial office. I shall be most grateful if you would make the usual arrangements for his burial and payment of benefits to his family. He is from Harare Province,” read the statement.
The conferment of the liberation hero status, has over the years changed in form and context.
It is no longer limited to those who played in the liberation war only, but those who actively advocated for the emancipation and liberation of people in post-independence Zimbabwe are now being accorded the same honour.
Below is Mpofu’s letter to Dr Sibanda.