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Zanu PF not consistent on hero status

Soon after independence in 1980, Zanu PF came up with the criteria to be used to accord hero status to the fallen nationals. The main criterion was one’s “consistent” participation in the national liberation struggle. The other was one’s…
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Wilfred Mhanda: A hero’s unfinished story

The recent passing away of Dzinashe Machingura inspired me to appreciate that we must never live our lives limited by the ideas of other men or their expectations of us because, in our graves, we shall be alone. Other men will never honour…
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Violation of liberation struggle values

In the last two weeks, I attended two absorbing funerals. The first was that of Dzinashe Machingura, a long forgotten liberation struggle hero. A man who, during the liberation struggle, rose to being the national political commissar of the…
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Mhanda buried with body parts missing

HARARE - Liberation war commander Wilfred Mhanda was buried yesterday with vital body organs missing, family members said. Family and friends gave grim finality to the fallen war hero, whose nom de guerre was Dzinashe Machingura, as he was…
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Zanu PF dumps genuine hero

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has flatly refused to confer national hero status on Wilfred Mhanda, the commander of the party’s armed wing Zanla during the 70s liberation war against white minority rule. Mhanda, a genuine…
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Mhanda is Zimbabwe’s unsung hero

Former guerrilla commander Wilfred Mhanda, who died in Harare on Wednesday, is an unsung hero who played a large part in the liberation of Zimbabwe. This was said on Friday by Happyson Nenji, a close friend of Mhanda and a Zimbabwe…
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