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condolence message on the passing on of Prof John Makumbe
Movement of Zimbabwe (SCMZ)
January 28, 2013
It is with deep
sadness that we, the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe (SCMZ)
as part of the academic fraternity in Zimbabwe express our condolences
on the passing on of Professor John Makumbe, a lifelong champion
of justice and democracy. Prof Makumbe was well known for his witty
and humorous commentaries, as the Zimbabwe
Lawyers for Human Rights director Irene Petras rightly says,
Makumbe was one of the few outspoken voices of conscience remaining
in the academic community and a much loved member of the civil society.
His wit, intellect and humour ensured that he and those around him
were able to survive troubled times and remain resolute to the struggle
for a better Zimbabwe."
said, "The church needs to speak out against intransigency"
when he was talking about what should be done to develop Zimbabwe.
We will always remember and cherish such great wise words from him.
We have lost
a friend and a colleague who always worked towards the goal of a
better Zimbabwe. His enthusiasm was and remains a guide for us to
continue this work. As an Albino himself, Prof Makumbe steadfastly
stood for the rights of the Albinos vociferously challenging all
kinds of stereotypes. We all will miss the comic Professor!
To the student
community, family, friends and colleagues of Professor John Makumbe,
we wish to express our deepest sympathy for the loss. We share in
your sorrow with respect, friendship and support for the Bible says,
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his SAINTS",
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