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    JUST NOW: Lieutenant-General Edzai Chimonyo declared national hero

    THE late Zimbabwe National Army Commander, Lieutenant-General Edzai Absalom Chimonyo, has been declared a national hero. The pronouncement was made by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he went to pay his condolences to the Chimonyo family in Greystone Park Harare this afternoon. The late Army Commnder passed on Thursday Morning after a long battle with cancer. Last year in December, Chimonyo…

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    Father Emmanuel Ribeiro declared national hero

    PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared the late Zimbabwe’s longest-serving Roman Catholic priest, Father Emmanuel Ribeiro, a natinal hero. Father Ribeiro, who succumbed to pneumonia yesterday, was instrumental in assisting several top nationalists and liberation struggle veterans at a time the Ian Smith government maintained a tight grip on security and freedom matters across the country. Born in 1935, Father Ribeiro…

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    Soul Jah Love’s state-assisted funeral that never was

    By Tawanda Majoni A POPULAR dancehall artiste, Soul Musaka, known to many as Soul Jah Love, passed on just under two weeks ago. What happened subsequently sparked the now fickle and feeble debate on the conferment of hero status in Zimbabwe. You will remember that it was Obert Mpofu, the Zanu PF heavyweight (pun intended), who now has to contend…

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