Hero Sikhosana burial set for today

The body of national hero Cde Absolom Sikhosana arrives at One Commando Barracks in Harare yesterday

National hero Cde Absolom Sikhosana who died in Bulawayo over the weekend will be buried at the National Heroes Acre today where President Mnangagwa will address mourners.

His body arrived in Harare yesterday and was received at One Commando Barracks by Major Generals Kasirai Tazira and Paul Chima and other senior military officials.

The body lay in state at the barracks and mourners are gathered at Number 12 Kathrine Road in Belvedere.

Outlining the burial programme at One Commando yesterday, Mr Xavier Chisoko, who was standing in for Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Permanent Secretary Mr Aaron Nhepera said the body would be taken to Stodart Hall this morning but because of the Covid-19 threat, movements were restricted and all relatives would proceed to the national shrine for burial.