Obituary: Dumiso Dabengwa: Gone too soon

Obituary: Dumiso Dabengwa: Gone too soon 1

By Methuseli Moyo These words, said more than once by Dumiso Dabengwa (DD), rang in my mind on hearing the sad news about his passing on in Kenya on his way from India where he had gone to seek medical attention. Dumiso Dabengwa These utterances were made by Dabengwa soon after he had just pulled his Zapu party out of the 1987 Unity Accord with Zanu PF, convinced that the peace agreement only served to entrench Zanu PF hegemony. DD was one man who loved his country and people. This,…

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Dabengwa dies…1939 ~ 2019

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By Nqobile Tshili Liberation struggle stalwart, former Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (Zipra) intelligence chief and ex-Cabinet Minister, Dr Dumiso Dabengwa, has died. Dumiso Dabengwa He was 79. Dr Dabengwa died yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya en-route to Zimbabwe from India where he had been rushed for medical treatment. Related Articles He had been suffering from a liver ailment since last year and was airlifted to India last month when his condition deteriorated. Dr Dabengwa spent three weeks in that country receiving treatment. Opposition party Zapu, of which he was the president…

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Tributes paid to ‘humble, principled’ ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa

Tributes paid to ‘humble, principled’ ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa 3

HARARE – Tributes poured in for liberation icon Dumiso Dabengwa, following his death in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he had “huge respect for Dumiso and his contribution to Zimbabwe as a liberation fighter, a long-standing Minister of Home Affairs and as a man.” MDC leader Nelson Chamisa paid tribute to a “a humble, wise, honest and principled leader.” “A hero of our liberation struggle without peer, he lived a simple life. We don’t take it lightly that he endorsed our cause before he left us. We…

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We assisted Dumiso Dabengwa during sickness: Kembo Mohadi

We assisted Dumiso Dabengwa during sickness: Kembo Mohadi 5

BULAWAYO – The Zimbabwe government financed the late ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa’s medical flight to India, Vice President Kembo Mohadi said on Thursday. Dabengwa died aged 79 in Nairobi, Kenya, while returning from New Delhi where he was being treated for liver disease. Mohadi said they had contemplated sending a private jet to bring him home after medical staff and commercial airlines expressed concern that he was too weak to travel. The Vice President did not say why the plan was abandoned and Dabengwa was put on a commercial airline,…

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Liberation war stalwart Dumiso Dabengwa dies

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Liberation war stalwart Dr Dumiso Dabengwa (80) has died after a battle with a liver related disease. ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa Dr Dabengwa, who was Zapu president, died in Kenya on Thursday morning, en-route to Zimbabwe from India where he had been rushed for medical treatment. Dabengwa was airlifted to the south Asian country in April, after having received medical attention in South Africa since November 2018. The Zapu leader, who has not been seen in public in months due to his failing health, recently underwent surgery in the neighbouring…

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Independence war hero Dumiso Dabengwa dies in Kenya

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Zimbabwe’s independence war hero Dumiso Dabengwa died on Thursday morning after a long battle with liver disease, sources told ZimLive. He was 79. The ZAPU leader was returning home after undergoing treatment in India when he died in Kenya, where he was transiting. His wife, Zodwa, was with him. The Dabengwa Foundation declined to comment. A spokesman said: “We are going to respond to the circulating rumours at a press conference at 1PM.” Dabengwa’s family has reached out to the government for help in repatriating his…

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Dabengwa still hospitalised in India

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By Nqobani Ndlovu | NewsDay | Opposition Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa is still receiving specialist treatment in India for an undisclosed ailment, party officials confirmed yesterday. ZAPU president Dr Dumiso Dabengwa Dabengwa was airlifted to the south Asian country in April, after having received medical attention in South Africa since November 2018. The Zapu leader, who has not been seen in public in months due to his failing health, recently underwent surgery in the neighbouring country, before he was flown to India. Related Articles His family has been tight-lipped on…

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Dumiso Dabengwa flown to India for treatment, foundation confirms

BULAWAYO – ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has been flown to India for treatment, his foundation confirmed on Wednesday. The former home affairs minister, a leading figure in the 1970s bush war for independence, is reportedly battling liver disease. The Dabengwa Foundation, in a statement after ZimLive obtained exclusive pictures of Dabengwa in a wheelchair at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport, urged Zimbabweans to “remember him in your prayers as he gets medical treatment far from home.” “As already known, Dabengwa has been unwell since November 2018. He has sought treatment in…

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Dabengwa flown to India for treatment

By Nqobile Tshili Ailing Zapu president and liberation struggle stalwart Dr Dumiso Dabengwa has been flown to India for medical treatment, his party confirmed yesterday. ZAPU president Dr Dumiso Dabengwa Dr Dabengwa, who is said to be suffering from a liver disease, has been unwell for some time and in December, he spent the festive season in neighbouring South Africa receiving medical treatment. In a statement, Zapu national spokesperson Mr Iphithule Maphosa said Dr Dabengwa has been flown to India to get specialised treatment. Related Articles “Zapu president Dr Dumiso…

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Poorly ZAPU leader Dabengwa wheeled to plane in wheelchair

BULAWAYO – These pictures will alarm supporters of the independence war stalwart and ZAPU leader, Dumiso Dabengwa. The former Home Affairs Minister is seen sitting in a wheelchair at Joshua Mqabuko International Airport – his first public sighting since December before he underwent lengthy treatment in South Africa into early this year. The 79-year-old has liver disease, a family friend told ZimLive. Fatigue, weakness and weight loss are some of the symptoms associated with the condition. Dabengwa was wheeled to a FastJet plane to Harare on Monday morning while being…

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