Category: Deaths

Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development Edward Takaruza Chindori-Chininga died in a car accident

On this day in 2013, politician Edward Takaruza Chininga-Chindori died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 58. The former minister was involved in traffic collision at a T-Junction of Raffingora and Mvurwi as he was coming from Mvurwi.

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Movern Mahachi (then Minister of Defence) perishes in a road accident

On this day in 2001, politician Movern Mahachi died in an accident after his Land Rover Discovery collided with another vehicle in the Mutare-Nyanga road. He died at the age of 52.

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Former Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku died

On this day in 2017, former Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku died at a hospital in South Africa. He died due to liver and kidney problems at the age of 70.

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The attack launched on the 10th by Rhodesian army and military personnel on ZAPU rebels came to an end

On this day in 1979, the attack launched By Rhodesian army and military on ZAPU rebels between Lusaka and Malungushi, Zambia came to an end. Twelve ZAPU rebels died.

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Nationalist George Silundika died. He was the first to be appointed the ministerial post of Roads, Road Traffic, Post and Telecommunication, post independance.

Zimbabwe Minister George Silundika died on this day in 1981. Silundika suffered a stroke working in office. He was currently working as a Minister of Roads, Roads Traffic, Post and Telecommunications. Silundika was buried at the National Heroes Acre on the 14th of the same month

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Former Zimbabwe-Rhodesia prime minister Bishop Abel Muzorewa died

On this day in 2010, the first black prime minister of Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Bishop Abel Muzorewa died at his home in Harare. He died after battling with cancer. Muzorewa was 84 at the time of his death.

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ZANU-PF central committee member Cde Victoria Chitepo was found dead at her home in Harare

On this day in 2016, ZANU-PF central committee member Cde Victoria Chitepo was found dead by her granddaughter at her home in Mount Pleasant, Harare. Victoria Chitepo was the wife of the late Advocate Herbert Chitepo. She died at the age of 87.

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ZIPRA commander and deputy commander of the ZNA Lieutenant General Lookout Masuku died of cryptococcal meningitis

On this day in 1982, commander of the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA), a militant wing of Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) Lookout Masuku died due to cryptococcal meningitis at Parirenyatwa Hospital. General Masuku died a few weeks after his release from prison at the age of 45.

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Rhodesian government troops clash with ZANLA rebels in Sinoia resulting in the death of seven people

On this day in 1966, Rhodesian government troops attacked Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) in Sinoia (present day Chinhoyi). The attack resulted in the death of 7 ZANLA rebels.

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Journalist Zororo Makamba succumbed to COVID-19 becoming the first COVID-19 death in Zimbabwe

On this day in 2020, Zimbabwean journalist Zororo Makamba succumbed to COVID_19 (Coronavirus disease) at the age of 30. Makamba was the second person to test positive for the virus and his death was the first case recorded in Zimbabwe.

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The attack on ZAPU freedom fighters by Rhodesian forces came to an end

On this day in 1978, the attack on ZAPU rebels by Rhodesian forces in Luangwa came to an end, resulting in the deaths of 42 ZAPU rebels ten Zambian military personnel and one Rhodesian government soldier.

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Chikurubi prisoners run riot in protest for poor food quality

On this day in 2015, Chikurubi prisoners protested against poor food quality. The protest resulted in the death of one prisoner while eleven others including prison guards sustained injuries. Chikurubi Maximum Prison is Zimbabwe’s largest correctional facility and it houses hundreds of prisoners.

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Journalist Zororo Makamba died

On this day in 2020, Zimbabwean journalist Zororo Makamba succumbed to COVID_19 (Coronavirus disease) at the age of 30. Makamba was the second person to test positive for the virus and his death was the first case recorded in Zimbabwe.

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ZIPRA and ANC rebels joined forces to fight the Rhodesian army

On this day in 1968, Zimababwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) and South Africa’s African National Army (ANC) rebels joined forces and fought the Rhodesian Army at Sipolilo (now Guruve) district in Rhodesia. The battle resulted in 86 deaths.

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Lawyer and politician Herbert Chitepo died

On this day in 1975, Herbert Wiltshire Pfumaindini Chitepo and one of his bodyguard Silas Shamiso died when a bomb placed on his car exploded in Lusaka, Zambia. His other bodyguard Sadat Kufamadzuba survived with injuries.

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