Given the current tragedy, mystery and speculations surrounding the passing of Gen. Mujuru, it is no wonder that someone should find it interesting to post an article listing some of the most prominent ‘Mysterious deaths’ that have occurred over the past 3 decades of our country.
I have acknowledged and reposted the same article below. http://www.zimbabwesituation.com/aug19_2011.html#Z16
However what fascinates me most is not the possibility, however remote or otherwise, of an extra name to that list but the sheer daring, bravery, heroism and suicidal logic of the leader of MDC-T and others to have ever been talked into a coalition government within a context of these grime tragedies. Suspect, Suspect, Suspect…
Perhaps its only me but didn’t the prime minister immediately loose a loved one the moment he got on board this train, taking all our hopes with him in his luggage. And now this? And the fact that political violence is still widespread, farm invasions have not abated, civic society and individual freedoms are generally still not being respected and protected, we are all expected to either see no evil, hear no evil, and/or accept the whole setup, all these preliminaries as dismissible acts of fate upon which to set our standards of tolerance and forgiveness. Either way, many, like myself, are still not convinced that a democracy of whatever shape or form can ever be built and sustained upon such a foundation.
Mysterious deaths list
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:57
HARARE – The mystery surrounding the death of retired army general Solomon Mujuru on Tuesday adds to the mysterious deaths witnessed in Zanu PF before and after independence. Some of the party’s stalwarts died after they were either given parcel bombs and letters while some were involved in freak accidents. Below are some of the people who were victim to mysterious deaths:
.General Josiah Magama Tongogara — commander of Zanla liberation
Died in Mozambique on the eve of independence on December 26 1979 in a mysterious car accident and was reburied in Zimbabwe on 11 August 1981.
·William Ndangana — a leader of the war of liberation and senior Zanu PF member
Died near Nyazura in a car accident on 27 June 1989. He was buried at the National Heroes Acre.
·Sydney “Donald” Malunga — a political activist, civic leader and outspoken Member of Parliament for Bulawayo’s Mpopoma constituency. He died on August 28, 1994 in a car accident. He was buried at the national shrine on September 3 of the same year.
·Christopher Ushewokunze — a lawyer, economist and government minister was killed in a car crash on 17 January 1994 near Chegutu.
·Border Gezi — a Zanu PF political commissar, government minister and MP for Bindura died in a car accident on 28 April 2001, along the Harare- Masvingo highway as he carried out a controversial party restructuring exercise.
·Moven Mahachi — a defence minister and Zanu PF political commissar. Died in a road accident on 26 May 2001 in Nyanga.
·Brigadier General Paul Armstrong Gunda — a commander in the Zimbabwe National Army. The State claimed he died in a rail-road accident near Watershed College in Marondera. His wife disputes the facts.
· Elliot Manyika — a government minister and Zanu PF political commissar. Died on 6 December 2008 at Mater Dei hospital in Bulawayo due to injuries sustained in a road accident at the 45 km peg along Zvishavane-Mbalabala road. The family suspects foul play.