Roman Catholic cleric, Father Emmanuel Ribeiro, has been declared a national hero.
A man of many talents, Fr Ribeiro died at St Anne’s Hospital in Harare on Thursday morning after a short illness.
He was 86.
The national hero status declaration was made by Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri yesterday The Herald reports.
She was accompanied by Zanu PF acting national Political Commissar Cde Patrick Chinamasa when she delivered the message to the Ribeiro, Mashonganyika, and Makaka families in Harare.