National University of Science and Technology’s (Nust) founding Vice Chancellor Professor Phineas Makhurane has been declared a national hero.
Prof Makhurane who succumbed to diabetes at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo last Saturday, will be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on Saturday.
Vice President Cde Kembo Mohadi announced the Zanu-PF Politburo’s unanimous decision to accord Prof Makhurane hero’s status this morning at the late academic’s home in Fourwinds suburb, Bulawayo.
“The decision to honour Prof Makhurane with a national hero status was arrived at yesterday (Wednesday) during Zanu-PF’s politburo meeting. It was a unanimous decision in recognition of his contributions to the country’s education sector,” said VP Mohadi.