Mnangagwa accident: Timeline of Zanu PF chefs accidents

via Mnangagwa accident: Timeline of Zanu PF chefs accidents October 23, 2014

Zimbabwe’s Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday escaped unhurt after being involved in a road accident along Hebert Chitepo Avenue in Harare near the US Embassy. The minister was reportedly driving alone when a minibus crashed into his Mercedes Benz. He reportedly escaped unhurt.

Government officials have historically been involved in road accidents, some of which have been fatal.

Below is a timeline of the accidents.

 Outspoken Guruve South MP Edward Chindori-Chininga was in June 2013 involved in a road accident that claimed his life.

General Josiah Magama Tongogara (1979) — Zanla Commander. Died in Mozambique on the eve of independence on December 26, 1979 in a mysterious car accident and was reburied in Zimbabwe on August 11, 1981.

William Ndangana (1989) —Senior Zanu PF member — died near Nyazura in a suspicious car accident on June 27, 1989.

Sydney Malunga (1994) — Outspoken Member of Parliament for Bulawayo’s Mpopoma constituency died on August 28, 1994 in a car accident as he tried to avoid hitting “a black dog”.

Christopher Ushewokunze (1994) — A prolific lawyer, economist and Zanu PF government minister was killed in a car crash on January 17, 1994 near Suri Suri in Chegutu.

Witness Rukarwa (1995) — Mashonaland West governor died in a mysterious car crash in 1995. His death was linked to feuding
within Zanu PF.

Zororo Duri (1996) — He was told not to contest for the chairmanship of Zanu PF Manicaland province against Kumbirai Kangai, but he went ahead and won.

He was appointed ambassador to Cuba, but was killed at the very same spot where Ndangana crashed near Rusape along Mutare-Harare road.

Moven Mahachi (2001) —Then Defence minister and Zanu PF political commissar. He died in a mysterious road accident on May 26, 2001 in Nyanga.

Border Gezi (2001) — Zanu PF political commissar, government minister and MP for Bindura died in a car accident on April 28, 2001, along the Harare-Masvingo Highway.

Brigadier General Paul Armstrong Gunda (2007) — The State claimed he died in a rail-road accident near Watershed College in Marondera.
His wife disputes the facts.

Elliot Manyika (2008) — Zanu PF political commissar. Died on December 6, 2008 at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo due to injuries sustained in a road accident along Zvishavane-Mbalabala road.

Details of the accident have not yet been made public. The family suspects foul play.

General Solomon Mujuru (2011) — First post-Independence Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Armed Forces and husband of Vice-President Joice Mujuru.
Died in a house fire which destroyed his farmhouse near Beatrice.

Cause of fire and circumstances surrounding his death have been contested by family members.


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    He is lucky there was no Doctor following him.

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    jrr56 9 years ago

    Better luck next time Joyce!!!

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    Mscynic 9 years ago

    There persons other than Joice who may not much like the Minister.

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    Ndadzoka 9 years ago


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    nyati 9 years ago

    The car was stationery. It was not moving. Crooks trying to hoodwink us.
    vana Air time boys say it was all fake.they dont even know where he came from behind the car.

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    Grace Mugabe-Gono 9 years ago

    Lucky to be alive becoz of the absent of the doctors

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    Msizeni Silwelani 9 years ago

    Laughable, two cars travelling in opposite directions, one rams into the driver side of the other. Or a display of poor investigative reporting. Not surprising they find it worth telling the nation that an excellent harvest is expected just becaues some poor minister claims to have flown across the country to assess the crop situation.

    Concludedly Mnangagwa is the chief executor of the grand plan, some novice was trying to take over. Cann’t we see more of this with success.

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    Garikayi 9 years ago

    Stupid Mnangangwa…no one will believe this. You want sympathy and to point a finger at J. MUjuru!!! This time round we have come to know your tricks …bloody trickster. If anyone wanted to eliminate you it. very easy coz we know kune small house yako and your stupid movements. We are not daft to believe this.

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    Garikayi 9 years ago

    Kunyepa you want some news chete. If anyone wants to eliminate you it’s very easy…we know where your small house is. Stupid minister…you will never ever rule this conutry called Zimbabwe

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    Swagman 9 years ago

    All these “Chefs” getting hurt
    or killed will surely close
    down a lot of ZPF ‘kitchens’.

    Why are ‘chefs’ targeted so?

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    Wellington Makumbinde 9 years ago

    Trying to play victim would always not yield desired outcomes as the people are not charlatans who take any rubbish from anyone,no matter how influential,without posing credibility questions. You can fool some people sometimes but you cannot fool everybody all the time.
    Zimbabwe will one day have a leader whose conscience is clean and as they say one day is one day.