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Unknown soldiers declared a national hero

by Staff reporter
01 Aug 2022 at 19:06hrs | Views
Brigadier General Benjamin Mabenge (Retired) has died.

He died in Harare in the morning today, and has since been declared a national hero.

Brig-Gen Mabenge, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Freddie Matanga, will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Wednesday.

In a statement this evening, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage confirmed the death, adding that preparations for the burial were "now at an advanced stage".

"The body of the late national hero will be flown to Kwekwe, tomorrow at Sam and is expected back in Harare at 3pm, ahead of burial on Wednesday," reads the statement.

Mourners are gathered at Subdivision I Woodlands, Kwekwe and at number 12 Catalina Road, in Belvedere, Harare.

Source - The Herald
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