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Karuru joins heroes commemorations in Masvingo

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Karuru joins heroes commemorations in Masvingo


Mirror Reporter

Warriors midfielder maestro Ovidy Karuru was part of the crowd that thronged Masvingo Provincial Heroes’ acre to show respect to the fallen heroes. Karuru’s mother, Elizabeth Hove, a former war collaborator, was declared a liberation heroine by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in recognition of the role she played in the attainment of the country’s independence.

 Sixty-four-year-old Hove succumbed to diabetes at a Masvingo Provincial hospital on June 6, 2022. Hove was popularly known as Mai Karuru in the ancient city of Masvingo.

The Zimbabwe Liberation War Collaborators Association (ZLWACO) Masvingo chapter and Zanu PF Masvingo supporters also joined Karuru and his family during the heroes’ commemoration.

Minister of State for Masvingo who was officiating during the commemorations, told the gathering that he was overwhelmed by the number of people who attended this year’s heroes commemorations.  

“We want to thank the President and Zanu PF First Secretary President ED Mnangagwa; for conferring liberation heroine status on Cde Hove, and other heroes buried at the Masvingo Provincial Heroes Acre,” said Chadzamira.

The 33-year-old Karuru thanked President Mnangagwa for according his mother a heroine status. “I would like to thank the President for recognizing my mother’s contribution during the liberation struggle.   

“We all know how these gallant sons and daughters sacrificed their lives while playing a crucial role during the struggle for our independence,” said Karuru. 

 plays as a midfielder for Saudi Arabian club Al-Shoulla and the Zimbabwe national team.

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