Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has honoured a Zanu PF Central Committee member who mysteriously died at Parirenyatwa Hospital Tuesday this week after granting him the provincial hero status.

The late Jonathan Nhamburo, who is accused of running over and killing a supporter of the Nelson Chamisa-led Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) on by-election day last month will jow be buried at the Bindura Provincial Heroes’ Acre after Mnangagwa declared him a provincial hero.

In a statement, Zanu PF secretary for information, Obert Mpofu, said:

“His Excellency the President and the first secretary of Zanu PF Cde Mnangagwa has conferred a Liberation Hero status to late central committee member, Cde Jonathan Nhamburo who died 5 April 2022 and will be buried at the Provincial Heroes Acre, Bindura”.

Nhamburo was believed to be part of a notorious group of the ruling party’s Zanu PF unit in Mashonaland Central, which terrorised opposition activists and supporters from the province.