Category: Deaths

Human Rights Watch confirmed 36 deaths of MDC activists

On this day in 2008, Human Rights Watch confirmed 36 deaths of MDC activists. The victims had suffered from severe police, ZANU-PF youths and war veterans torture.

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Abducted MDC members bodies were founded in a river

On this day in 2008, abducted MDC members bodies were founded in a river. The victims were discovered but unfortunately their tongues and lips were cut off.

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Three MDC activists were murdered by ZANU-PF supporters

On this day in 2008, three MDC activists were heavily assaulted and beaten to death by ZANU-PF supporters and war veterans.

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Joseph Madzuramhende was killed for owning a radio by ZANU-PF supporters

On this day in 2008, Joseph Madzuramhende was killed for owning a radio by ZANU-PF supporters. The ZANU-PF and war veterans argued that he influenced others to listen to studio 7 station which airs American voice.

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ZANU-PF supporters tortured and killed MDC supporters

On this day in 2008, ZANU-Pf officials organised a meeting at Chaona Primary School for the purpose of torturing members of the opposing political party (MDC). Six people were reported to have been beaten to death.

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Former Zimbabwean President Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late) was granted a rank to chair African Union (AU)

On this day in 2015, the former President of Zimbabwe Robert Gabriel Mugabe (late) was granted the position to chair African Union (AU).

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Robert Mugabe’s first wife Sally Mugabe died at the age of 60

On this day in 1992, the late, Amai Sally Mugabe, late President Mugabe’s first wife died from kidney failure at the age of 60. In 1962, she demonstrated in mobilising African Women (AW) in challenging the Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) constitution, she was charged with sedition and was sentenced to five years imprisonment.

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Zimbabwe buried top 3 officials, amonst them Sibusiso Moyo at the National Heroes Acre who were succumbed to Covid-19

On this day in 2019, in Zimbabwe, top three officials, amonst them Sibusiso Moyo who were succumbed to COVID-19 were buried at the National Heroes Acre. There were put in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent second wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll […]

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Bulawayo resident, Khumula Homes Zulu died aged 44 after being attacked for refusing to share his mopane worms (amacimbi)

On this day in 2021, Khumula Homes Zulu died after being attacked for refusing to share his mopane worms aka amacimbi in Bulawayo. The late Mr Khumbula Homes Zulu suffered a swollen mouth, thus finding it so difficult to breath.

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Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi aka Tuku died at the age of 66

On this day in 2019,.the late Zimbabwean music legend, Oliver Mtukudzi aka Tuku died at the age of 66 after succumbing to cancer. Mtukudzi’s songs often included lyrics that were centred on societal concerns, including HIV/AIDS, alcohol abuse, as well as encouraging self-respect by making the use of Shona aphorisms. Later in his career, Mtukudzi […]

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Jonathan Moyo’s father, Melusi Job Mlevu was brutally murdered

On this day in 1983, Jonathan Moyo‘s father, Melusi Job Mlevu was brutally murdured by Perence Shiri fifth’s Brigade and Mnangagwa’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mleva was a politician and councillor of Tsholotsho district. Eyewitnesses purported that he was tortured in front of his famly.

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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 whilst 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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