Former president Mugabe’s former doctor, Dr Kumbirai Mubwandarikwa has died. He was 78. He succumbed to cancer, his son confirmed his death to Newsday yesterday. Dr Mubwandarikwa will be buried at his farm in Hampshire tomorrow (Wednesday).
Dr Mubwandarikwa reportedly treated prominent liberation fighters including former President Robert Mugabe in colonial jails.
Here is a short bio on Dr Mubwandarikwa according to the Newsday:
Dr Mubwandarikwa was born in Zvavahera village in Gutu, attended Zvavahera Primary School from 1950 to 1957, Zimuto Secondary School from 1958 to 1959, Inyathi Secondary School from 1960 to 1962 and Goromonzi Secondary School from 1962 to 1963.
In 1964, he was accepted by the University of Rhodesia and Nyasaland to study medicine and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) in 1969.
He furthered his studies in the United Kingdom and then returned to Zimbabwe shortly after independence, where he worked for the government until he retired in 2006.
He continued working at his private practice until March 2019 when he stopped due to ill health.
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