Zapu president and former cabinet minister Dumiso Dabengwa has said that he believes that Zanu wartime commander Josiah Tongogara was killed by his own colleagues because he spoke out against former President Robert Mugabe. Said Dabengwa,
He had almost openly said it. That he believed (late Vice President Joshua) Nkomo was a natural leader and had the focus while Mugabe would only be good as an administrator maybe secretary general of the Patriotic Front. Unfortunately, he said it out in informal discussions with other people. He said it would be a total disaster and told me he was not saying it to please anyone but that is what he believed.
He was angry when it was decided that the issue would be settled when we arrive home from London (during Lancaster House negotiations). He wanted the issue settled there because all stakeholders including the military were represented.
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