Lib­er­a­tion war hero Dube dies

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Chron­i­cle Re­porter

LIB­ER­A­TION war hero Cde Mkhu­l­uli Dube has died. He was 56. Cde Dube suc­cumbed to kid­ney fail­ure on Thurs­day in Nkayi and will be buried at the Bu­l­awayo Pro­vin­cial Heroes Acre to­mor­row.

Cde Dube was born in 1960 in Gwanda where he also did his pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion up to Standard Six.

He left the coun­try in 1977 in the com­pany of Cdes Mor­gan Dube and Ben­zan­gakhona Magutshwa to join the lib­er­a­tion strug­gle in Zam­bia through Fran­cis­town in Botswana.

He un­der­went mil­i­tary train­ing in An­gola in 1978 and was as­signed to dif­fer­ent mis­sions by the party in Zam­bia start­ing in 1979. After cease­fire, he went to Gwayi River Mine as­sem­bly point.

After in­de­pen­dence, he was at­tested into the Zim­babwe Na­tional Army as a non-com­mis­sioned of­fi­cer and rose through the ranks to be­come a war­rant of­fi­cer class one, a po­si­tion he held un­til the time of his re­tire­ment in 1997.

In 2001, he was ap­pointed sec­re­tary for ad­min­is­tra­tion in Zanu-PF Bu­l­awayo Prov­ince. From 2009 un­til his death, he was District Com­mis­sar for Zanu-PF Mat­shobana District.

Cde Dube is sur­vived by his wife, six chil­dren and eight grand­chil­dren.

Mourn­ers are gath­ered at 414 Mat­shobana sub­urb.

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