|Matotoba’s funeral parade held|
|Saturday, 09 June 2012 12:00|
His wife Pamela and children Erick, Getrude, Constance and Maxwell, senior army officers, relatives, friends and senior Government officials including Mashonaland Central Governor Advocate Martin Dinha and Media, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu attended the parade.
He said during the land reform programme Cpt Matotoba worked tirelessly in Mashonaland Central Province.
Cpt Matotoba was born in Shurugwi and grew up in Karoi under Chief Mujinja. He did his primary school in Karoi before he went to Zambia to join the liberation struggle in 1977.
As a political refugee and juvenile, he could not be trained militarily and continued with education at Naboye School in Zambia up to 1979.
From 1987 to 1993 he worked at Army Pay before moving to Records Office and Army Headquarters until 1994.
During his service with the ZNA he was promoted from the rank of Private from 1986 to 1988, Lance Corporal (1988 to 1989), Corporal (1989 to 1990), Sergeant (1990 to 1999), Staff Sergeant (2000 to 2001), Lieutenant (2001 to 2005) and Captain 2005.
Cpt Matotoba received several awards including the Independence Medal, 10 Years Service Medal, Lond and Exemplary Medal and DRC Campaign Medal.