THE late Officer Commanding Harare Province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Shadreck Mubaiwa, who died on Boxing Day along Borrowable Road in Harare when his Ford Ranger was hit by a falling tree, was buried on Tuesday.
Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa (54) was declared a liberation war hero and was buried at the Midlands Provincial Heroes Acre in Gweru.
Scores of people, among them senior police officers, Government officials and politicians, thronged the provincial heroes’ acre to pay their last respects to the late Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa.
Speakers described his death as a great loss to Government, police and the nation at large.
The Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs, Cde Jason Machaya, said Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa was a selfless and dedicated cadre who served the Government diligently dating back to the time of the liberation strug- gle.
He said Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa was a war collaborator who operated in Shurugwi and made a significant contribution towards the attainment of independence in 1980.
“The late Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa earned his stripes and distinguished himself as a humble and committed senior officer and commander.
“I must say his record of focused commitment, dedication to work and his record of leadership, ability and capability speak for themselves,” said Cde Machaya in a speech read on his behalf by Gweru District Administrator Mr Shepherd Marwei.
Zanu-PF Midlands provincial chairman Cde Kizito Chivamba, who is also Chiwundura constituency legislator, described Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa as a hero who was devoted to the nation.
Former Midlands provincial governor Cde Cephas Msipa said Snr Asst Comm Mubaiwa was supposed to be a pastor because of his calm inner man and character.
“I think the late Mubaiwa chose the wrong profession. He was supposed to be a pastor, not a policeman. He always made peace with everybody wherever he was,” he said. – Chronicle/Herald Reporters.