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Brig Gen Kanhanga dies

By ZBC Reporter

ZANU PF Central Committee member and former freedom fighter, Brigadier General (Rtd) Epmarcus Walter Kanhanga, has died. He was 73.

Brig Gen Kanhanga died in his sleep early yesterday morning at his rural home in Guruve, Mashonaland Central Province.

Born on 6 January 1950, Brig Gen Kanhanga went to school in Guruve before he skipped the country for military training.

Brig Gen Kanhanga joined the liberation struggle in the 1970s and around 1974, he attained a leadership position in Zanla, the military wing of Zanu.

At Independence in 1980, he was attested into the Zimbabwe National Army where he rose through the ranks to Brigadier General.

The decorated soldier was at one time a member of the ZANU PF Politburo and at the time of his death, he was a member of the Central Committee.

He also served on different boards including Zimpapers and the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe.

He is survived by his wife and four children. Mourners are gathered at number 33 Hyton Road, Mandara in Harare, while others are at his farm in Guruve.

Burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

– Herald

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