The ruling ZANU PF party has joined the nation and the world in mourning the passing away of national liberation hero Dumiso Dabengwa.
Dabengwa died on Thursday morning in Nairobi, Kenya en route to Zimbabwe from India where he had been flown for medical treatment last month.
In a statement on Friday, ZANU spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo said:
The Zanu-PF revolutionary party joins His Excellency President E.D Mnangagwa in mourning the untimely demise of Cde Dumiso Dabengwa in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday.
His shock departure has been received with bewilderment and dismay by the generality of our people across the country. The elephant has fallen. A giant has departed without ceremony leaving many hears lacerated.
He was a remarkable freedom fighter. A man of impeccable liberation war credentials. A leader of immense charisma, courage, dedication, and enviable humility.
He embraced even those who hated him. Political differences of opinion at any stage must never translate into enmity and be a weapon used to extinguish one’s history.
Cde Dabengwa always led from the front. He knew no tribe, region or race. He only knew humility. A man of Cde Dabengwa’s attributes can never die, but can only depart for higher responsibility.
He has left a legacy of selfless service to the people of Zimbabwe and to the cause if Pan-Africanism. May his soul rest in peace