ZIMBABWEANS REACT: Drama Over Dabengwa’s Body As He’s Declared National Hero

There are reportedly some suspicious delays with the flying of the late Dumiso Dabengwa’s body to Zimbabwe from South Africa following his death. The delays apparently stem from the lack of clarity on who would be in charge of the funeral arrangements between the state and his family.

The late ZAPU leader Dumiso was declared a national hero and the announcement was made Sunday afternoon by Vice President Kembo Mohadi. His body, however, had not arrived at Bulawayo Airport at 12 midday Sunday as expected.

On Saturday, the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation had advised that his body would arrive in Bulawayo at Midday:

Zimbabweans have reacted to the National Hero status declaration as well as the delays of the repatriation of Dabengwa’s body:





In April 2011, Dabengwa openly said that he did not want to be buried at the National Heroes Acre. Said Dabengwa then:

We have lost respect for that place because the process of identifying heroes is being manipulated for political reasons. I have stated that I would want to be buried at my rural home in Ntabazinduna where my parents also lie.

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