PROVINCIAL HERO COLONEL SHOKO LAID TO REST
Written by Panashe Madzinga on May 31, 2018
The late Zimbabwe military attaché to Malaysia Colonel Tamuka Shoko who died on Sunday was yesterday buried at the Midlands Provincial Heroes Acre in Gweru
Speaking at the burial Midlands Minister of State Honourable Owen Ncube called on the nation to cherish the peace and unity brought by veterans of the struggle like Colonel Shoko who persistently and consistently contributed significantly to the annihilation of the Rhodesian Forces during the Liberation Struggle leading to the Independence of Zimbabwe.
Colonel Shoko was born in 1958 at Magini Village in Zvishavane and attended Mazhihwa Primary School and Manama Secondary School. The late Senior Officer then joined the Liberation Struggle in Zambia in January 1977.
At Independence, he was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army on 20th July 1981 as an Officer Cadet and rose through the ranks from Second Lieutenant to Colonel. The Late Colonel was awarded a number of medals for his service including the United Nations Medal.
Colonel Shoko died after a short illness in Malaysia at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife Portia and five Children.