Brigadier General Benjamin Mabenge Has Died

Brigadier General (Retired) Benjamin Mabenge has died aged 67.

ZBC News reports that Mabenge’s son, Aleck, confirmed that his father died at a local hospital in Harare where he has been hospitalised for the past two weeks.

Mabenge, whose Chimurenga name was Cde Freddie Matanga, has been declared a national hero and will be buried at the national shrine on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage said the body of the late national hero will be flown to Kwekwe on Tuesday morning and is expected back in Harare in the afternoon ahead of burial.

The late Brigadier General (Retired) Mabenge is survived by six children (5 boys and a girl) and mourners are gathered at Subdivision 1, Woodlands in Kwekwe.

Mourners are also gathered in Harare at Number 12 Katalina Road, Belvedere.

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One Comment on “Brigadier General Benjamin Mabenge Has Died

  1. Why was Cde George Mackenze, thus Brigadier General Fidelis Satuku a well decorated professional military guru and Zimbabwe liberation hero not given National Heroes status, or any military funeral. General Guvheya and ED, War vets need answers.

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