James Jotham Murozvi was a Zimbabwean soldier who served as Brigadier General before his death in April 2017. He was declared a national liberation war hero.

Brigadier General
James Jotham Murozvi



He was born in Bikita, Masvingo province on June 2, 1956. He survived by his wife, Group Captain Joice Murozvi and four children.

Participation in the liberation struggle

Murozvi joined the liberation struggle in September 1976. His liberation war name was James Tichatonga, James Tichatonga, and he received his initial military training at Takawira Base in Mozambique in 1977 before receiving regular cadet officer training at Nachingueya Base in Tanzania.


After the attainment of independence, he was one of the leading former ZANLA officers who played a pivotal role in the integration of ZANLA, ZIPRA and former Rhodesian forces to form the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA). He rose through the ranks in the ZNA and got a number of medals that include the Grand Officer of the Zimbabwe Order Merit Award.

He was seconded to the Ministry of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators, former Political Detainees and Restrictees in 2005 as a principal director, a post he held until the time of his death.

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Murozvi was declared national hero and was buried at the National Heroes Acre.

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