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Bulawayo Agenda condolence message on the passing on of Professor Makumbe
Bulawayo Agenda

January 29, 2013

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Bulawayo Agenda communities, Board and staff joins the nation and all concerned to express its condolences to the Makumbe family, the academia and the rest of the country on the sudden and untimely death of Professor John Makumbe in Harare on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Makumbe is said to have once said "There are various ways of emancipating Zimbabwe from the tyrannical system of government we have endured under ZANU PF. You can either make noise from your white castle or you can put on your boots and overalls and fight for the emancipation of the country." This statement summarizes of his life and leadership in contributing towards the democratization of Zimbabwe. The country has lost a dedicated academic, Human Rights Defender and leader at the critical hour of changing the course of our history. What makes Makumbe's death passing away painful is the fact that Zimbabweans were still grieving the loss of Hon. Siso Moyo who was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Mechanization, Prof. Chavhunduka and Vice President John Nkomo.

Professor John Makumbe will be buried in Buhera, his rural home, tomorrow, Wednesday the 30 January 2013.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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