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Brigadier General Zingoni declared national hero

by Staff Reporter
20 May 2014 at 17:40hrs | Views
The late General Officer of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Brigadier General John Zingoni who died on Friday has been declared a national hero.

He will be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare on Wednesday.

Brigadier General Zingoni (59) died at Thornhill Air Base hospital in Gweru after a short illness.

The late General Officer, whose Chimurenga name was 'Tichatonga Brooker Chiwawa,' joined the liberation war in 1976 and received his military training in Chimoio, Mozambique.

After independence, General Zingoni contributed in the fight against Renamo forces in Mozambique and during the DRC war with other local army personnel.

He was later appointed Director Operations SADC Taskforce Headquarters at Kinshasa, DRC.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Mourners are gathered at number 8, Darbet Avenue, Northlea in Gweru. – ZBCnews

Source - zbc