Tongogara Was Murdered For Speaking Against Mugabe, Saying Nkomo Was Better Leader: Dabengwa

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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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Josiah TongogaraDumiso DabengwaRobert Mugabe

Josiah Tongogara referred to as General Tongo during the Second Chimurenga, was the man who commanded the guerrilla movement ZANLA, a military wing of the nationalist oriented Zimbabwe African National Union party. Tongogara was also part of the Dare ReChimurenga and the High Command which... Read More About Josiah Tongogara

Dumiso Dabengwa is a politician and the current presiden of ZAPU. He was also a member of Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) officially until 2008 when he left to revive ZAPU political party. In 2018, Dumiso formed the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation. During Zimbabwe's war... Read More About Dumiso Dabengwa

Robert Mugabe is the former President of Zimbabwe. He was the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe from 1987 to November 2017. Prior to this, he was the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. Mugabe resigned from his presidency on... Read More About Robert Mugabe

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  1. Anonymous Reply

    Its so pittful that an innocent soul died just because of telling the truth

  2. godfrey chikowore Reply

    Quite a sad and unfathomable tragedy, brothers killing each other on the revolutionary front……the sad thing is….this was actually double tragedy loosing a progressive revolutionary [just imagine, if Gen Tongo and many others who hardly made it, or got routinely murdered,,,,, what/where Zimbabwe and Africa could be now in this contested world if these true heroes had been left to survive……stabbed in the back by own African brother, tragic and grossly treacherous and quite unforgettable and unforgivable in Heaven and on Earth???] Secondly it was a tragedy in that the Zimbabweans , Africans where denied a fair practice in Human Rights even from the days of the revolution,,,this was a denial of Zimbabweans their human rights and even to date the practice is muzzled look at the irksome and controversial electoral outcomes even from 2008 and to date more over in the future.

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