Liberation hero Chasakara laid to rest


MASVINGO CITY–Veteran of the liberation struggle, Jameson Mukuni Chasakara who died in South Africa, was buried at the Masvingo Provincial Heroes Acre yesterday.

The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira presided over the burial of the hero.

Chasakara was a decorated retired officer of the Zimbabwe National Army. He was born in1957 in Chivi, Mundingi Village under Chief Shindi.

Chasakara did his primary education at Chehudo primary school in Nyajena up to grade six and could not proceed with his education due to financial constraints.

In 1976, the late Chasakara like many of his contemporaries sacrificed to join the liberation struggle in Mozambique. In Mozambique, the late stayed at Mapapi- Shaishai and Dori Transit Camps. In 1977, he was transferred to Chimoio where he underwent his initial military training.

He later on completed his military training at Mavhonde operational base in 1978 and was deployed at the same base as part of Defence Personnel under the command of Conelius Mpofu.

In 1979 he was redeployed at the front and he operated in Musikavanhu Sector, Manica Province in the areas which included Buhera, Gutu, Zimuto and Chirumanzu. At ceasefire, Chasakara was at Makambe Assembly point and later on moved to Chipinda Pools point in Chiredzi District.

He was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army at Liewellin Barracks in September 1980 as a Private Soldier. He rose through ranks and on retirement in 2022 he was a warrant Officer Class One.

“On behalf of the revolutionary Part ZANU PF, Government of Zimbabwe and indeed on my behalf , l wish to express my profound condolences to the bereaved Chasakara family for their sad loss. May you find solace in that the whole nation shares in your grief and mourns with you.

‘’ Our gathering here yet again depicts as testimonial that our nation is losing cadres from a generation of freedom fighters who gallantly fought in our armed liberation struggle during the Second Chirurenga.

  “In  Cde Chasakara, the nation has lost another dedicated revolutionary cadre who committed his life to serving Zimbabwe and remained focused and steadfast in the face of neo-colonial machinations by our country’s detractors. He served his country with unflinching loyalty, always guided by the national interests and selfless patriotism,” said Chadzamira.

He is survived by his wife Nyaradzai Chasakara and four children, (two sons and two daughters). 

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