Zimbabwe defence attaché to Malaysia Col Shoko dies

Zim defence attaché to Malaysia Col Shoko

Zimbabwe’s defence attaché to Malaysia, Colonel Tamuka Shoko, has died. He was 60.

In a statement to State media, Director Defence Public Relations Colonel Overson Mugwisi said Colonel Shoko died on Monday this week in Malaysia after a short illness.

Colonel Mugwisi said the late senior officer was a veteran of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle.

At independence, he was integrated into the Zimbabwe National Army, where he had an illustrious career.

He served with One Commando Regiment before holding key appointments with other ZNA establishments.

Colonel Shoko is survived by his wife, five children and three grand children.

Arrangements are being made for the body to be flown to Zimbabwe for burial.