Addressing mourners at the Munemo family home in Harare yesterday, President Mnangagwa has described the late national hero Brigadier-General Emilio Munemo was declared a national hero because of his good works.
Mnangagwa said the Zanu-PF Politburo unanimously declared Munemo a national hero within a few minutes of the discussion. Said Mnangagwa:
When the Politburo sat to deliberate on Cde Munemo’s hero status, a unanimous decision was made within two minutes. We all agreed to confer him with the hero status. Your good works will always follow you.
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Munemo was one of the commanders of the 5th Brigade which killed thousands of people in Matebeleland during the Gukirahundi Genocide. He passed away on Sunday after a short illness at the age of 64. He will be buried tomorrow at the National Heroes Acre.