Mugabe death overshadows that of national hero top soldier
By Staff Reporter
FORMER army Chief of Staff, Major-General and national hero, Trust Mugoba’s funeral wake has gone on virtually unnoticed by Zimbabweans after all the media attention has focussed on ex-State President Robert Mugabe, who died at 95 last Friday.
Mugomba, who at 60, died 35 years younger than Mugabe, succumbed to ailment after he returned home from Ethiopia where he was serving as Chief of Staff in the office of the Commissioner for Peace and Security in Africa.
Just like Mugabe, Mugomba died on Friday last week.
Even worse is that his burial is set for the national shrine this Wednesday, a day all the attention will be focussing on the arrival of Mugabe’s body from Singapore, where the ext-leader died.
Mugomba’s burial at the national shrine could easily turn out to be a low key event as the local media could be focussing attention at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, where Mugabe’s body is expected to arrive.
Since his death, Mugomba’s body has been to his farm in Featherstone, his rural home in Wiltshire while a military parade has also been held in his honour at the ZNA’s One Commando Regiment.