Dabengwa to be buried in Ntabazinduna

Dabengwa to be buried in Ntabazinduna
Published: 26 May 2019 (179 Views)
THE body of late national hero and Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa will now arrive in Bulawayo on Monday after family members and Zapu officials resisted government's move to ferry his body through Harare.

Dabengwa, who died in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday enroute to Zimbabwe after undergoing a month-long treatment in India, will be buried on Saturday at a family graveyard in Ntabazinduna.

The body of the struggle icon was set to arrive in Bulawayo on Sunday aboard a South African Airways plane but did to come as expected, much to the disappointment of hundreds who thronged Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport to welcome their much-loved hero.

It also emerged that some family members - who included Dabengwa's widow - who had gone to South Africa to meet his body from Kenya, were informed their relative's body was not on the flight when the plane was mid-air.

Addressing journalists at the airport Sunday afternoon, Vice President Kembo Mohadi said that Dabengwa's body could not fit into the plane's cargo area.

H said Mnangagwa's government was making arrangements that his body be flown into Zimbabwe either this evening (Sunday) through any other aircraft but not directly to Bulawayo. They were trying to get him to come in a commercial plane via Harare and the Air Force brings the body to Bulawayo.

During a meeting, Dabengwa's family members and the Zapu leadership expressed reservations over government's move to take Dabengwa's body via Harare.

"Dabengwa's wife Mama MaKhumalo openly told Mohadi and his delegation that the option of taking her husband's body to Harare was unacceptable," said a source who was part of the tense meeting also attended by Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Zanu PF secretary for Administration Obert Mpofu and Patrick Chinamasa.

Addressing mourners at the late national hero's home, family spokesperson, Gibson Sibanda said Dabengwa's body will no longer go to Harare.

- newzimbabwe

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Hubby kills wife over Ecocash

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 23 Views

Joice Mujuru warns Oppah Muchinguri

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 21 Views

10 romantic short haircuts for round faces

by Staff Writer | 18 June 2019 | 16 Views

New dispensation a far fetched idea

by Leonard Koni | 18 June 2019 | 101 Views

'Chinese infect Zimbabwean women with STIs'

by Mandla Ndlovu | 18 June 2019 | 147 Views

RTGS$ will plunge more

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 163 Views

Man stones motorists, obstructing Mnangagwa's wife

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 114 Views

Chinese national beats up Chief in Norton

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 137 Views

Zanu-PF youths push for seizure of Grace's 15 farms

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 87 Views

Police intensify blitz on money changers

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 114 Views

1 female candidate for Lupane East poll

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 87 Views

14 Zimbabwean students earn Indian scholarships

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 81 Views

Mnangagwa meets foreign Press corps

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 83 Views

Matutu warns cartels

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 82 Views

Mnangagwa's POLAD progressive, says top MDC-T official

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 79 Views

New twist to Zesa bigwigs' case

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 94 Views

Armed robbers raid city gold dealer

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 69 Views

$100 000 Good Samaritan only gets a 'Thank you' and $0?

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

5 Bulawayo lawyers in High Court Judges short list

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 55 Views

High Court sets rules for ZACC interviews

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 55 Views

What is BF's carrying capacity

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 63 Views

Man buries mother alone

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 72 Views

Govt departments must respect senior citizens: Auxillia

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 54 Views

Nurses on go-slow

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 57 Views

Zanu-PF hounds Mugabe

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 71 Views

Zesa to demolish Bulawayo Power Station towers

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 73 Views

'Exporters must invest in trademark protection'

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 40 Views

Zimbabwe has an artisan shortage, here is how to fix it

by Jacob Kudzayi Mutisi | 18 June 2019 | 81 Views

Khupe, demos top Chamisa MDC agenda

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 57 Views

Police bust Plumtree cattle rustling syndicate

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 44 Views

Drummond Ranch: A tale of modern-day slavery

by Nkululeko Sibanda | 18 June 2019 | 55 Views

Baba Harare 'dates' Bev for new video

by Staff reporter | 18 June 2019 | 41 Views