Today President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa will preside over the burial of the late Brigadier General (Retired) Epmarcus Walter Kanhanga whose nom de guerre was Cde Charles Munyoro.

He died on the 2nd of February 2023. He was 73.

Mnangagwa conferred national hero status on Brigadier-General Kanhanga.

In a statement, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Mischeck Sibanda, said Brig-Gen Kanhanga deserved the honour for the role he played in the liberation struggle, as well as his consistent and diligent service to the country.

โ€œHis Excellency the President, Dr ED Mnangagwa, today announced conferment of National Hero Status on the late Brigadier-General Epmarcus Walter Kanhanga (wartime name Cde Charles Munyoro), who passed on at his Guruve home in the early hours of Thursday, 2nd February, 2023,โ€ said Dr Sibanda.

He added: “This decision by the party to honour the late Brigadier-General in this very special way is in recognition of his wartime role as a freedom fighter; his loyal and diligent service to the country and region as a senior officer of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, ZDF; his role as a Deputy Minister of Government; as a Member of Parliament; as a leader in the corporate world, and as a consistent cadre of the ruling ZANU PF party.โ€