Brig Gen( Rtd) Kanhanga dies
Nevanji Munyaradzi Chiondegwa
One of the stalwarts of the war of liberation and former senior army officer, Brigadier General Epmarcus Walter Kanhanga, has died.
The retired soldier, who was now a Central Committee member and a former Politburo and Guruve North legislator’s death, was announced by Cde Grover Dzapasi, the Guruve North Member of Parliament.
In 2021 the late Brg. Gen. Kanhanga was elevated into the Politburo as a Committee member replacing the late national hero Air Chief Marshal Perence Shiri. He was also Tourism Deputy Minister during the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Known for his darting runs, diminutive crawls, and clever undercover tactics, Brig-Gen Kanhanga was also a diplomat.
Cde Kanhanga was one of the cadres who remained in Mozambique because of Rhodesian treachery and returned home in 1981. He joined the army and rose through the ranks until he held the post of Brigadier General, a rank he was conferred with on his retirement from the army
Retired Brig. Gen. Kanhanga was also a top-notch farmer in Guruve whose farm was affectionately referred to as kwaBrig Farm Farm.
At the time of his death, he was the chairperson of the new five-member board of trustees of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe to protect and preserve the country’s heritage.