Category: Deaths

Award winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was granted bail after weeks in prison

On this day in 2011, award winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono was granted bail after weeks in prison. He was arrested for communicating falsehood about the police officer arguing that the police officer had killed an infant during enforcing lockdown rules.

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Former foreign minister and retired army major general Sibusiso Moyo dies from Covid-19

On this day in 2021, the government of Zimbabwe announced the death of Zimbabwe foreign minister Sibusiso Moyo who was succumbed to Covid-19. Moyo was the army general who gained his superiority in 2017 when he played great part by announcing the military take over when Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late) resigned from office. Hence, His […]

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The late Zimbabwean young footballer Tinashe Choto was buried

On this day in 2019, Tinashe Choto, the late Zimbabwean young footballer was buried. Eye witnesses confirmed that the young man was shot near Makoni Police station during a face-off between the protesters and law enforcement agents.

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Former minister of industry and commerce Christopher Ushewokunze died in a road traffic accident at the age of 49

On this day in 1994, former minister of industry and commerce Christopher Ushewokunze died in a car accident near Chegutu at the age of 49. In 1965, he was enrolled as a Law student at the then University of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (now Zimbabwe) and he immediately became active in nationalist politics. Between 1966 and […]

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Former Zimbabwean Vice-President, John Landa Nkomo died. He succumbed to cancer at the age of 78

On this day in 2013, former Zimbabwean Vice-President, John Landa Nkomo died at the age of 78 after succumbing to cancer in South Africa. Nkomo was one of the liberation struggle that played a very crucial figure for Zimbabwe in attaining its independence from colonial Britain. He advocated for equality, fratenity and civil justice, thus […]

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Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba (late) was born

On this day in 1990, Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba (late) was born. Makamba was the co-founder and director of a digital and broadcasting company known as , ‘Eleven dogs’. In 2020, he was caved in to Covid-19 few days on his return from New York City and he was recorded the first person to have […]

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Six soldiers from Infantry Battalion at Battelfields were arrested facing charges of murder, attempted murder and assault

On this day in 2021, six soldiers from Infantry Battalion at Battelfields were arrested after they had sieged a village along Gweru-Shurugwi road

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Zimbabwean politician and Zanu-Pf member Ellen Gwaradzimba died aged 60

On this day in 2021, Zimbabwe’s minister for provincial affairs of Manicaland province, Ellen Gwaradzimba was succumbed to Coronavirus at the age of 60.

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Three Zambians were killed by landmines near Rhodesian border (now Zimbabwe)

On this day in 1973, three Zambians were killed by landmines near Rhodesian border (now Zimbabwe). The following day the Government of Zambia worked with the Kenyan Government in mobilising troops and the Rhodesian Government was charged for the deaths of innocent people.

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Former Zimbabwean first-class cricketer Howard Arthur Bruce Gardiner died

On this day in 2018, Former Zimbabwean first-class cricketer Howard Arthur Bruce Gardiner died in South Africa after a long battle with leukemia. Gardiner was born on 3 January 1944 in Bulawayo.

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African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza aka baba Johane Masowe eChishanu died aged 59

On this day in 1973, African preacher and religious leader Shoniwa Masedza aka baba Johane Masowe eChishanu died in Zambia. Johane Masowe believed in direct revelation from God, as opposed to the mediation of white people or African ancestors. As a religious leader, during his time, he managed to convert about one million people by […]

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Local tourist John Bowman died after being attacked by a crocodile at Mpopoma dam

On this day on Friday 05 January 2018, the late Zimbabwean tourist John Bowman was attacked by a crocodile at the age of 90. The event took place as he was paddling at a well known crocodile hotspot at Mpopoma Dam. Subsequently, in a bid to seek assistance, he died on his way to the […]

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MDC supporter Alexander Chigega was beaten to death at his home in Madziva by suspected ZANU PF supporters

On this day in 2001, MDC supporter Alexander Chigega was beaten to death at his home in Madziva by suspected ZANU PF supporters. Sadly, he died on his way to the hospital whilst his wife and sons were later admitted at Bindura Hospital after experiencing severe injuries.

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Prominent Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) wicketkeeper and batsman Howard Bruce Gardiner (late) was born

On this day in 1944, prominent Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) wicketkeeper and batsman Howard Bruce Gardiner (late) was born in Bulawayo. In a match for a Matabeleland Invitation XI in Bulawayo he scored 86 in 58 minutes which included five sixes and ten fours which made him a famous player. In June 2018, he died in […]

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MDC activist Trymore Midzi was stabbed to death by suspected ZANU-PF supporters

On this day in 2002, MDC activist Trymore Midzi was stabbed to death by ZANU-PF supporters and young trainees from the border Gezi Youth Training Centre.

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