Tsvangirai’s top aide William Bango dies in car crash

Tsvangirai’s top aide William Bango dies in car crash

via Tsvangirai’s top aide William Bango dies in car crash | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

William Bango, a top advisor to MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai, died tragically on Tuesday following an accident in Dema on the outskirts of Chitungwiza.

The 62 year old veteran journalist and author was involved in a head collision with another vehicle near the Dema growth point. He was travelling alone in his Isuzu truck. He sustained serious head injuries in the collision and died while he was being rushed to Chitungwiza hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle, a Toyota Raum, died on the spot while a passenger died on the way to hospital. The third passenger in the Toyota escaped with minor injuries.

Bango, a former spokesman for Tsvangirai and author of the MDC-T’s autobiography, ‘At the deep end’ was travelling to Harare to pick up his new daughter in law and drive her back to his rural Chikomba home to introduce her to the family.

Our correspondent Lionel Saungweme told us that the veteran journalist, who was working as the party’s director for policy implementation, was due back in Harare on Sunday but his vehicle developed mechanical problems. It took him two days to have car fixed and he only left his rural home mid morning on Tuesday.

Tsvangirai on Tuesday night extended his condolences to the Bango family when he visited the home of his late aide in Marlborough, Harare. Tsvangirai told the mourner that Bango’s death was a great loss for the party, the journalism profession and the country.
Veteran journalist Sam Mawokomatanda, a former chief sub-editor of the Sunday Mail, who worked with Bango in the early 1980’s, said a lot of journalists in Zimbabwe looked up to him because of his proficiency.

Mawokomatanda added that the country had lost one its most dedicated professionals, who will be remembered for upholding journalistic integrity and ethics during the many years he worked as a scribe and author. Bango is expected to be buried in his rural home in Chikomba on Friday.


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    easily fooled 4 years

    Kudzorera ndekwaMwari. It has not been long after Chindori chininga

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    Roving Ambassador 4 years

    Used to visit these guys during their training ku Kopje 1980. They enlighten me on the goings on in Zanu in the early years. All I can say is rest in peace. You fought a good fight.

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    ike 4 years

    Tragic indeed. Condolences to the Bangos, relatives and friends!

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    Chirutanga 4 years

    A Great loss to the nation.Rest in peace William Bango.Condolences to the Bango family and the nation at large.

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    Ruramai 4 years

    Tragic indeed. Condolences to the family.

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    tk 4 years

    another zanu satanic assassination…zanu killers at it again

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    Rockstone 4 years

    Rest in peace mr Bango, u will always be rememberd

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    Nzou 4 years

    This article is shamefully shallow, it says nothing about the great man’s credentials. Bango has an outstanding CV which can not be unsang just after his funeral. Can any body write a fuller obituary please

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    ngonidzashe chikomba 4 years

    Rest in peace,we are going to miss u my br.takadzidza zvakawanda kubva kunemi wamambo.to the bango fmly we are with u during this difficult moments

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    Happiness 4 years

    Rest in peace Mr Bango and condolensces to the family. What a loss to us all who knew him.

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    john munyaradzi 4 years

    what a sad loss:may the almighty lord console us and give us another hero:may your soul rest in eternity peace

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    Charles Chamunorwa 4 years

    R.I.P Bango and condolencies to the family. Zanu chidya nyama yawauraya

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    Mark Talbot 4 years

    Does anyone trust the investigators into possible sabotage of his vehicle? It’s hard to trust those with no credibility. Even if it is just due to poor road maintenance, well we know who’s fault that is.

    Condolences on this loss.