Zapu secretary-general, Strike Mnkandla told mourners at Dabengwa’s burial in Ntabazinduna on Saturday that the Zapu leader tried to influence a national transitional authority but his efforts were in vain. Mnkandla said:
In the area of governance, Dabengwa was committed to promoting democratisation and peaceful change.
In-spite of the fact that he knew what to do when there was no peace. Dabengwa also tried other peaceful elements. He tried to push for an NTA. He tried to show that there was soft landing after President Mugabe left, but that was not to happen.