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BREAKING: Top army boss Dies!

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Zimbabwe army with commander in Chief President Emmerson Mnangagwa: State house

The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has expressed sadness at the death of a liberation war fighter, decorated senior officer and the country’s Defence Attaché to Botswana, Colonel John Mhlanga.

Colonel Mhlanga died on Tuesday after he was involved in a fatal road accident along the Bulawayo-Plumtree highway while on his way to Botswana.

Colonel John Mhlanga.
Colonel John Mhlanga.

He was 59 years old.

In a statement, ZNA deputy director Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Alex Zuva said Colonel Mhlanga was a patriotic cadre who will be missed.

“He was a patriotic, loyal, humble, honest and enthusiastic Senior Officer whose leadership inspired both his peers and subordinates. He will therefore be greatly missed,” he said.

A funeral Parade will be held at the Zimbabwe Military Academy this afternoon in his honour.

— Herald


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