chronicle.co.zw 03 Aug, 2022 01:15 am

President Mnangagwa consoles Mabenge family

President Mnangagwa consoles Mabenge family
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President Mnangagwa consoles national hero Brigadier-General (Retired) Benjamin Mabenge’s wife, Rosegema in Belvedere, Harare, last night.— Picture: Believe Nyakudjara Farirai Machivenyika, Harare Bureau PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has described the late national hero Brigadier-General Benjamin Mabenge (Retired) as an intelligent and principled cadre who never deviated from the cause of the revolution from the time of the liberation struggle until his death.He had the mourners in stitches when he narrated how the late national hero whose Chimurenga name was Cde Freddie Matanga would bring chillies to meals when he knew they would make him sneeze.” In his address, Vice-President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) said he had met Brig-Gen Mabenge (Rtd) in 1974 at Mgagao and narrated how the late national hero became his commander in Gaza province.

The VP said they had a close relationship with the national hero, who always referred him as uncle.Family spokesperson, Mr Ranchies Mabenge thanked the President and Government for taking care of his younger brother during his illness and according him the national hero status.

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