Acie Lumumba’s Father Brigadier Munemo Declared National Hero

Brigadier General Emilio Munemo has been declared national hero.

Munemo was one of the commanders of the 5th Brigade which killed thousands of people in Matebeleland during the Gukirahundi Genocide. He died on Sunday after being ill for some time. Munemo was the Director General Civil Military Relations at the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) headquarters.


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The 5th Brigade was a Special unit of the Zimbabwean army which was trained by North Korea military from August 1981 to September 1982. They were nicknamed Gukurahundi by Robert Mugabe when he announced the need for the militia. The name Gukurahundi itself was to... Read More About 5th Brigade

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces is the grouping of security forces in the Republic of Zimbabwe under which the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) fall. The Commander in Chief of ZDF is the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Commander is... Read More About Zimbabwe Defence Forces

Gukurahundi is a term used to refer to disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands in the 1980s which resulted in the death of an estimated 20,000 Ndebele people. It was carried out by the North Korean trained 5th Brigade which was an elite regiment of the... Read More About Gukurahundi


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