How Zimbabweans Reacted To Gukurahundi Overseer’s National Hero Status


Brigadier General Emilio Munemo was declared a national hero yesterday.

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.

Below are some of the reactions on Twitter:

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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

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3 comments on “How Zimbabweans Reacted To Gukurahundi Overseer’s National Hero Status

  1. Someone will remain an icon after being Leader during the Gukurahundi massacres, 2008 atrocites and disappearance of so many opposition figures in the country. Shame.

  2. Talking of gukurahundi always what about mocambique chimoia nyadzonya and tembwe hazvina kukurwadzai nhai I think lets talk about moza genocide first

  3. Why not talking of tbe brutarity done in tembwe chimio and nyadzonya hamunakurwadziwa here I think lets talk about mocambique genocide first

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