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MDC MP Hon Dube dies
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
August 17, 2009

The MP for Emakhandeni - Entumbane in Bulawayo, Hon. Cornelius Raphael Essalph Dube, has died.

Hon. Dube, 45, died on Saturday from respiratory complications at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo.

Mourners are gathered at House Number 3000 Entumbane and Hon Dube is expected to be buried in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

He was born on 19 August 1964 at St. Joseph Mission in Matobo, Matebeleland South.

After finishing high school, Hon. Dube studied for a City and Guilds of London Institute Certificate in Electrical Engineering. He later obtained a diploma in Business Administration Studies with the Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM).

Hon. Dube joined the MDC in 2000 and was elected the chairperson for Vukani branch in Pelandaba constituency in 2001.

In 2002, he was elected the councillor for Ward 11 for Bulawayo City Council and was re-elected in 2003. During his period as a councillor, Hon. Dube served as the council chairperson for the Engineering services committee.

He was elected MP for Emakhandeni-Enthumbane constituency in the March 29 2008 parliamentary election.

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