News:Charles Utete Declared National Hero. Becomes First Civil Servant To Be Buried At Heroes Acre

<vote /> Former Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Charles Utete who collapsed and died at his Highlands home last Friday has been declared a national hero and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on Tuesday 19 June 2016.

Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Ignatius Chombo confirmed the development

Politburo and Central Committee members all agreed that Dr Utete be declared a national hero and we briefed President Mugabe and the Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko. The President agreed that he should be declared a national hero

Utete’s body is scheduled to arrive at Madziyire Primary School at Nharira Shopping Centre in Chikomba District, Mashonaland East Province at 10am today, and mourners are advised to gather at Madziyire Primary School.

Utete became the first Chief Secretary to the President when the President’s position was transformed then from Prime Minister to Executive President until his retirement in 2003. He also held the position of senior lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in political science.

You can read his full autobiography on his article here

Read More: The Chronicle, The Herald

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