Mavhunga declared liberation war hero

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared the late war veteran, Dominic Martin Mavhunga, who died on Friday, a liberation war hero.

Mavhunga who is the husband of the Mashonaland Central Provincial affairs minister, Monica Mavhunga, is set to be buried at the Provincial Heroes Acre in Bindura.

The announcement was made by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda.

Sibanda said the late war veteran, whose date of burial is yet to be given, leaves behind his wife Monica and four children who are set to benefit from State assistance.

I shall be most grateful if you would make the usual arrangements for his burial and payment of benefits to his family,” Sibanda said.

Mavhunga died from a kidney failure on September 13 at the West End Clinic in Harare.

The war veteran was known by his war name, Dino Mhofu, which he took up when he joined the war of liberation in 1975.

Zanu PF politburo member representatives on Sunday visited the Mavhungas’ farmstead to pay their last respects to the late war veteran.

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