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Zanu-PF pays tribute to Nleya

by Staff reporter
24 Jun 2020 at 07:05hrs | Views
ZANU-PF has paid tribute to national hero, Stanley Nleya as one of the foremost contributors to the liberation struggle.

Nleya, who died on Tuesday last week was declared a national hero and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre today.

ZANU-PF secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu, who worked with the Nleya at Morogoro Camp in Tanzania, yesterday reflected on the contribution he made during the war.

"Nleya was a motivating factor, he used to mobilise cadres," said Mpofu. He said Nleya always stood and handled himself in a distinctive manner.

"At Morogoro, cadres were actually given commando training and Nleya's group was one they picked instructors from because of their training. He became an instructor of other cadres, he was a soldier par excellence. The majority of ZIPRA cadres, went through Morogoro," said Mpofu.

ZANU-PF Politburo Member and war veteran Colonel Tshinga Dube (Retired)  thanked President Mnangagwa for honouring the hero.

"We are grateful of the decision by the Politburo and the President to confer national hero status to Nleya. It is a well-deserved status given to a fighter who showed great courage and leadership," Col Dube (Rtd) said.

Nleya was in the ZIPRA high command. Part of his training saw him travel to Lebanon with now Commander Defence Forces General Philip Valerio Sibanda.

His burial today will be held under stringent conditions with few relatives having been allowed to enter due to Covid-19 precautions.

Source - the herald