Dumiso Dabengwa

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Dumiso Dabengwa said : “What has remained a closely guarded secret for many years was that we did not remove all the MK guerrillas,” “We made a show to Zanu of removing some of them, but others were hidden and provided with assistance by Zipra to establish themselves in our own towns and villages. So, the first MK presence was established secretly in Zimbabwe with support from Zipra” External link

zimeye Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa recalled : "When I first met him in the 1960s, he was not sure of himself, of his position in Zanu," "There were very strong people in Zanu who were not afraid to oppose him. He would never take a decision on his own but would always check with them first" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "People were told there were magic binoculars which could tell which way they voted and there were no-go areas for other parties," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa recalled : "When I first met him in the 1960s, he was not sure of himself, of his position in Zanu," "There were very strong people in Zanu who were not afraid to oppose him. He would never take a decision on his own but would always check with them first" External link

bbc Friday, September 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "People were told there were magic binoculars which could tell which way they voted and there were no-go areas for other parties," External link

bbc Friday, September 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa stated : "I, therefore, call on the party, especially the youth to consider leadership renewal across the board. We need young people to take this movement forward and transform it to contemporary standards. You can take it as you ably demonstrated by this conference on your own with no financial support but from yourselves. I am confident I leave the party in capable hands of these young people gathered here" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa stated : “Whilst we of Zapu and Zipra were under direct threat and facing a wave of terror unleashed against us by the Zanu government, we continued to provide support and assistance to Umkhonto weSizwe and to underground ANC operatives in Zimbabwe” “As an illustration of how important this support was in enabling the ANC/MK to intensify the armed struggle, I am going today to reveal some of the details of one operation which has remained a closely guarded secret known only to a handful of comrades for over 30 years,” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonisation process” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa says : “It’s a painful episode both at personal and national level . . . betrayal by colleagues,” “There is a lot of discourse and fabrication surrounding that period and I would like you to put this on record” External link

herald Saturday, June 1, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "I said to them that could only happen over my dead body. I made it clear that I would not betray Zapu. I would not turn my back on the people that were being killed by them," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country,” External link

nytimes Friday, May 31, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

nytimes Friday, May 31, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

bendbulletin Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “Zanu were openly hostile towards the ANC at that time and they were assisted in their efforts to block ANC/MK presence in Zimbabwe by former Rhodesians and the many South African agents operating in the Zimbabwe security services,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, May 27, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa warned : "They will not hesitate to shoot," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo ) : "The body will arrive in Bulawayo at around 12pm at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 26, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Nyaradzo (funeral parlour) buses will ferry mourners from the Large City Hall to the airport at 10.30am tomorrow (today),” “We are grateful for the assistance received from the Government through provision of food for the scores of mourners” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 26, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “I don’t wish to be buried anywhere else. I want to join the rest of my family. If they bury me at the Heroes Acre, I will probably rise from the grave,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 24, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa asserted : “Of course, they made their mistakes later on, but their contribution cannot be disputed or wished away. Their contribution cannot also be rubbed out by the mistakes that they made at the end,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 24, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "Zanu were openly hostile towards the ANC at that time and they were assisted in their efforts to block ANC/MK presence in Zimbabwe by former Rhodesians and the many South African agents operating in the Zimbabwe security services," External link

kenyastar Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "It was in 1986 after the death of Lookout Masuku we spoke and they said if I agreed to join Zanu PF and accepted the party card that they had brought for me, on that very day I would be released out of Chikurubi Prison and be a free man," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "Zanu were openly hostile towards the ANC at that time and they were assisted in their efforts to block ANC/MK presence in Zimbabwe by former Rhodesians and the many South African agents operating in the Zimbabwe security services," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "The delay on more than four (4) decades to tell our nations about the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZPRA)'s version on the war of Zimbabwe's liberation armed struggle was not deliberate but the politics in play since 1980 was to blame," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “Those were Tongo’s views and unfortunately he said them out during informal discussions with other people at Lancaster House. But he was direct, he said it to me. And he was very clear,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 28, 2018 7:29:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Enos Nkala ) : "When I retired from the army, we went to see Nkala who was then Finance minister. I was with (the late) Ackim Ndlovu after registering a transport company, where we would import vehicles from the United States," "He liked our idea and gave advice on a few issues. However, the project never took off as we were arrested afterwards" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "It was in 1986 after the death of Lookout Masuku we spoke and they said if I agreed to join Zanu PF and accepted the party card that they had brought for me, on that very day I would be released out of Chikurubi Prison and be a free man," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "He certainly will not do it easily, but I think the people will show him he's no longer wanted," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told ( about Grace Mugabe ) : “Ninety-nine per cent of people want Mugabe to go. He is no longer in charge … Grace is in charge and Zimbabweans cannot fold their arms and let a character of that nature to lead. She had to be stopped,” External link

focus-news-en Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:15:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told ( about Grace Mugabe ) : “Ninety-nine per cent of people want Mugabe to go. He is no longer in charge … Grace is in charge and Zimbabweans cannot fold their arms and let a character of that nature to lead. She had to be stopped,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 17, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "If there are people who think it's the only way, I don't know them, I can't stop them, but if they are there let them be level-headed enough to ensure that there is no violence, there is no bloodshed. I cannot stop them and that if they did it, they will get 99% support from the people because of the way people feel," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:13:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "At last year's congress I was re-elected as president for my second and last term. I took the opportunity to remind party members that our party constitution has a limit of two presidential terms and that I would therefore serve only until 2020. Happily for me, this will be just after my 80th birthday and a good time to make way for new leadership," "On reflection, it became clear to me that there is need to prepare mentally and to plan for life after full time politics. Friends and political allies at first were surprised about my resolve that the party has to start looking for a new leadership instead of waiting until the last minute. In the meantime I am doing everything and will continue to serve ZAPU until we secure a meaningful stake in a post 2018 elections government" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:14:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "In two years' time I will be 80-years-old, and it's my long held wish that I retire from active politics at that age. I wish the party grants me this wish. But all the same, I am already serving my constitutional second term as leader of Zapu, so it must not be hard for the mother party to let me go seeing that the party constitution will not allow me to stay on," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:52:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa recalled ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "In October 1980, . . . Mugabe, who was prime minister at the time, came to an agreement with the government of North Korea for the training of the Fifth Brigade," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “He stayed on for so long mainly to keep peace. He feared a repeat of the Gukurahundi and so he had to make so many concessions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “People want to go there and be able to appease the spirits of those who are lying in Bhalagwe,” “There is no reconciliation, there is absolutely no reconciliation if you can stop people from going to the graves of people who were killed during Gukurahundi and it shows there is no reconciliation” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "One of the failures of the last 30 years which we shall tackle is putting closure to the tragic history surrounding Gukurahundi," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 23, 2017 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "If the people of Zimbabwe are happy with the status quo, then perhaps our chances are remote, but if they are feeling the pinch like we do, where you get up to queue at the bank at 4am to get $50, then I think we will be able to win" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 20, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I think we achieved what we had set ourselves to achieve and that is to make sure Morgan (Tsvangirai) did not win that election and that Mugabe did not win that election," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:44:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Phelekezela Mphoko ) : "The problem with Mphoko is that he has been out of the country for longer periods than he has been around. He has a lot of things he does not know, one of which is that Zapu left Zanu and anyone who remained in that party did so in an individual capacity. Zapu held a congress in 2009 wherein a resolution to walk out of the Unity Accord was reached," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “I suppose it is possible that we can come together, talk and come up with another coalition but I don’t see us joining the MDC coalition,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 7, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “It (Joc) should be dismantled. This country is run by a Joc system where the security makes decisions and makes sure its decisions are implemented,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 28, 2017 4:16:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “The documentation process should cover all the affected, that is the deceased, and the children of those who died,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "In that sense we are back where we started, fighting for the right to have free and fair elections in which all people of voting age exercise their right to vote in peace and expect their vote to count. We did not fight in order to instal particular leaders or dynasties or chosen successors," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 27, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "Zapu campaigned for the inclusion of devolution of power in the new Constitution and believes that this is the most effective way for people in various parts of the country to deal with their priorities and use resources effectively," "The de-industrialisation and asset-stripping of Bulawayo is understandably a very sore point here where many of you grew up. Everywhere you go in the city, there are monuments of decay, where we had heavy industry and a thriving manufacturing sector," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 27, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “I hear Zanu PF officials have been at my farm asking for a beast for Mugabe’s birthday,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, February 6, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "the matter was not for politicians" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "It is (you) civil society who must decide what to do about the issue. It's not for us politicians to take a move," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We have been in it (coalitions) and we got swallowed at some point and came out and I don't think we would allow ourselves to be swallowed once again, " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “More than three decades after these properties were grabbed they have yet to be returned,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 23, 2016 8:02:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Joshua Nkomo ) : "I want to suggest that Dr Joshua Nkomos' unwavering commitment to unity in the face of treachery and even personal humiliation is the main reason why this country did not go through civil war at attainment of independence," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 1, 2016 12:10:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Joshua Nkomo ) : “I want to suggest that Dr Joshua Nkomos’ unwavering commitment to unity in the face of treachery and even personal humiliation is the main reason why this country did not go through civil war at attainment of independence,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, October 31, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “There are rumours that some external forces are encouraging the formation of another GNU…that would either be a dead end or a recipe for a GNU, which would erode fundamental change in a way worse than the previous concoction of 2009-2013 that polluted the opposition and gave breathing space to the Zanu PF way of doing things,” “Zanu PF in all its forms should not get a lifeline and a chance to blunt real change of direction by seducing, corrupting and co-opting the opposition” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, September 25, 2016 6:44:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “I urge youths to take the lead in light of this crisis in the country. Take to the streets and demand your rights. We played our role during the liberation struggle, it’s now your time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “I urge youths to take the lead in light of this crisis in the country. Take to the streets and demand your rights. We played our role during the liberation struggle, it’s now your time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "Somebody said he is a member of the party" External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "I will not be standing as the candidate for the party in the presidential elections in 2018. I'm now 78-years old and my plan is to retire at 80. The party should therefore start hunting for a new presidential candidate now," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa added : "There are some men like Ibbo Mandaza, Temba Dlodlo and others who call themselves Platform of Concerned Citizens. A few months ago they sat and came up with the view that Mugabe must be asked to step down and go to his home in Zvimba. There will be no one to trouble him" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "While they are doing that, political parties will be continuing with their mobilisation in their organisations. But Parliament and judiciary will be left operating during transition. When the ground is level and those who are clever and smart would then win the election," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We are happy now that the war veterans from the Zanla side have realised the blunders they made all along from the time of the liberation struggle to date," "They have realised that all along they have been backing a monster that uses them and when it realises that they are no longer good for use it will dump them or worse still chew them to pieces" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We appreciate those who have taken the initiative to speak and do this without fear," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We are happy now that the war veterans from the Zanla side have realised the blunders they made all along from the time of the liberation struggle to date," "They have realised that all along they have been backing a monster that uses them and when it realises that they are no longer good for use it will dump them or worse still chew them to pieces" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 21, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We appreciate those who have taken the initiative to speak and do this without fear," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 21, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “We are happy now that the war veterans from the Zanla side have realised the blunders they made all along from the time of the liberation struggle to date,” “They have realised that all along they have been backing a monster that uses them and when it realises that they are no longer good for use it will dump them or worse still chew them to pieces” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “We appreciate those who have taken the initiative to speak and do this without fear,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “The year 2016 will be remembered as the year in which those who have ears to hear finally understand that a repressive political system is like a double-edged razor-blade that cuts in all directions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “The timing of today’s commemoration of ... Mabuza is very symbolic because on this day (August 8) Zimbabwe is observing the national Heroes Day,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa added : “Worse still, when highly-deserving cases like Mabuza are omitted in the designation of ‘heroes’, it is difficult to avoid mentioning that there are many less-deserving cases that are today either at the National Heroes Acre or in the provincial resting places for heroes,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Lady ) : “In Lady Stanley today we are in the company of other heroes like Lookout Masuku, Richard ‘Gedi’ Dube, Amos ‘Jack’ Ngwenya, and others who could not pass the test of political correctness of the Zanu PF establishment who define heroism by loyalty to a current political leadership,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “What is important is to have a united front whose aim is to tackle a number of issues, for example electoral reforms. Tackling these issues needs the involvement of civil society and all stakeholders,” “Once you do that you work together over a number of issues and at the end of the day you will be able to find each other. We are doing it to create a platform for free and fair elections. So you work towards those goals and when we draw towards the elections that is when we can discuss about a coalition. We have been meeting to discuss these issues and we have not yet reached a consensus but the meetings are ongoing” External link

theindependent Friday, July 29, 2016 3:11:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader42.27%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
president42.27%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
president of zapu4.12%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
union leader3.09%EN01/31/201531/01/2015
former home affairs minister3.09%EN08/05/201305/08/2013
presidential candidate3.09%EN08/01/201301/08/2013
commander2.06%EN03/20/200820/03/2008
Names Lang Count
Dumiso DabengwaEN80.17%
Dumiso DabengwaFR9.91%
Dumiso DabengwaPT9.91%


 
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Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "You (Dabengwa) were talking about Gukurahundi. We should not shy away from it. Lets talk about it, apologise and make sure that we do what has to be done, to make sure we restore those who lost their lives and also restore those who lost their properties," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 2, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Welshman Ncube said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Very few contributed as much as Dabengwa did to the success of the liberation struggle,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Welshman Ncube said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Very few contributed as much as Dabengwa did to the success of the liberation struggle,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "You (Dabengwa) were talking about Gukurahundi. We should not shy away from it. Lets talk about it, apologise and make sure that we do what has to be done, to make sure we restore those who lost their lives and also restore those who lost their properties," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Patrick Ndlovu said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We have some organisations that have confirmed that they are coming, especially those that worked with the late president Dabengwa. The African National Congress of South Africa, Umkhonto weSizwe (ANC’s liberation military wing) and the South African Communist Party by Wednesday had confirmed with us that they were coming,” “We still expect more to confirm, especially those that worked with him at that time” External link

newsday Friday, May 31, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Some MP’s refusal to honour Cde Dumiso Dabengwa in parly yesterday sends signals of a country in turmoil. Zimbabwe is so deeply polarized by divisive & bitter partisanship. We hurt & hate each other so badly on account of politics leaving us with deep wounds. We must love,unite, heal and build!” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Temba Mliswa proposed ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Dabengwa was not only a war veteran but a former member of this house, I would like to propose a minute of silence be observed lest a tribal card be raised in future,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:44:00 PM EAT

Temba Mliswa proposed ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Dabengwa was not only a war veteran but a former member of this house, I would like to propose a minute of silence be observed lest a tribal card be raised in future," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ayanda Dlodlo asked ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "And this is the lame explanation they offer without an apology to everyone who regards Bab' Dabengwa not only as a hero of Zimbabwe but of the Southern African liberation struggle?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 27, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "The Government and the ruling party Zanu-PF, after they heard about the demise of our Dumiso Dabengwa, we decided, we all agreed unanimously that he be conferred with the national hero status," "So I have just come here to convey the message to the relatives. That is what we have done. He is going to be buried in the manner all other national heroes are interred" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 27, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “The Government and the ruling party Zanu-PF, after they heard about the demise of our Cde Dumiso Dabengwa, we decided, we all agreed unanimously that he be conferred with the national hero status,” “So I have just come here to convey the message to the relatives. That is what we have done. He is going to be buried in the manner all other national heroes are interred” External link

herald Monday, May 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Thokozani Khupe said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “On behalf of myself and the Movement for Democratic Change, l would like to convey our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the people of Zimbabwe and in particular the Dabengwa family. Indeed our Country, SADC Region, the African Continent and the broader international community at large have lost an icon, a true servant of the people,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We did it with Dabengwa’s contribution. He deserves to be accorded the heroes status. It will be very difficult to replace him in our ranks as war veterans,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Simon Khaya Moyo said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "The Zanu-PF revolutionary party joins His Excellency President E.D Mnangagwa in mourning the untimely demise of Dumiso Dabengwa in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday. His shock departure has been received with bewilderment and dismay by the generality of our people across the country. The elephant has fallen. A giant has departed without ceremony leaving many hears lacerated," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Simon Khaya Moyo said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Dabengwa always led from the front. He knew no tribe, region or race. He only knew humility. A man of Dabengwa's attributes can never die, but can only depart for higher responsibility. He has left a legacy of selfless service to the people of Zimbabwe and to the cause of Pan-Africanism. May his soul rest in peace," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "My last contact with the late Dumiso Dabengwa was at State House this April, just two days before our independence celebrations. He clearly looked unwell and I directed government to arrange for his speedy evacuation to India for urgent medical attention on government expense. That was promptly done and we all hoped that Dabengwa's condition would improve and take a turn towards full recovery. Sadly, that was not to be and we lost him today (yesterday) in Nairobi as he was being flown back home," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Umdala uDumiso Dabengwa was a humble, wise, honest and principled leader. A hero of our liberation struggle without fear, he lived a simple life. We don't take it lightly that he endorsed our cause before he left us. We join the Dabengwa family and nation during this sad moment" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Today we now have opposition parties because of people like Dabengwa. We now have rich people because of the sacrifices made by Dabengwa," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “My last contact with the late Dumiso Dabengwa was at State House this April, just two days before our independence celebrations. He clearly looked unwell and I directed government to arrange for his speedy evacuation to India for urgent medical attention on government expense. That was promptly done and we all hoped that Cde Dabengwa’s condition would improve and take a turn towards full recovery. Sadly, that was not to be and we lost him today (yesterday) in Nairobi as he was being flown back home,” External link

newsday Friday, May 24, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Umdala uDumiso Dabengwa was a humble, wise, honest and principled leader. A hero of our liberation struggle without fear, he lived a simple life. We don’t take it lightly that he endorsed our cause before he left us. We join the Dabengwa family and nation during this sad moment” External link

newsday Friday, May 24, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We’ve been communicating and I spoke to him about two days ago while he was still in India. I also spoke to his wife MaKhumalo yesterday and she said he was too weak to talk. The Government facilitated his trip to India for treatment and we were in the process of sending a private plane to pick him up because he was too weak to be flown in a commercial plane,” “We look after our friends as Zanu-PF and it doesn’t matter that Cde Dabengwa was Zapu. The fact that we worked together remains and he was a commander to some of us. We recognise each other” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We’ve been communicating and I spoke to him about two days ago while he was still in India. I also spoke to his wife MaKhumalo yesterday and she said he was too weak to talk. The Government facilitated his trip to India for treatment and we were in the process of sending a private plane to pick him up because he was too weak to be flown in a commercial plane,” “We look after our friends as Zanu-PF and it doesn’t matter that Cde Dabengwa was Zapu. The fact that we worked together remains and he was a commander to some of us. We recognise each other” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa déclaré ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “J’avais un grand respect pour Dumiso et sa contribution au Zimbabwe en tant que combattant de la libération, ancien ministre de l’Intérieur et en tant qu’homme tout court. Mes plus sincères condoléances vont à ses amis et à sa famille en cette triste circonstance” External link

journaldebrazza Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Phelekezela Mphoko said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "The real PF-Zapu is what you find in Zanu-PF and the Zapu that is led by Dabengwa is a fake PF-Zapu. It is therefore important for people to be able to distinguish between the genuine PF-Zapu and the fake Zapu which resembles old snakeskin. The official position is that PF-Zapu is in Zanu-PF," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 6, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT

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Dumiso Dabengwa said : “What has remained a closely guarded secret for many years was that we did not remove all the MK guerrillas,” “We made a show to Zanu of removing some of them, but others were hidden and provided with assistance by Zipra to establish themselves in our own towns and villages. So, the first MK presence was established secretly in Zimbabwe with support from Zipra” External link

zimeye Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa recalled : "When I first met him in the 1960s, he was not sure of himself, of his position in Zanu," "There were very strong people in Zanu who were not afraid to oppose him. He would never take a decision on his own but would always check with them first" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "People were told there were magic binoculars which could tell which way they voted and there were no-go areas for other parties," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, September 6, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa recalled : "When I first met him in the 1960s, he was not sure of himself, of his position in Zanu," "There were very strong people in Zanu who were not afraid to oppose him. He would never take a decision on his own but would always check with them first" External link

bbc Friday, September 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "People were told there were magic binoculars which could tell which way they voted and there were no-go areas for other parties," External link

bbc Friday, September 6, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa stated : "I, therefore, call on the party, especially the youth to consider leadership renewal across the board. We need young people to take this movement forward and transform it to contemporary standards. You can take it as you ably demonstrated by this conference on your own with no financial support but from yourselves. I am confident I leave the party in capable hands of these young people gathered here" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa stated : “Whilst we of Zapu and Zipra were under direct threat and facing a wave of terror unleashed against us by the Zanu government, we continued to provide support and assistance to Umkhonto weSizwe and to underground ANC operatives in Zimbabwe” “As an illustration of how important this support was in enabling the ANC/MK to intensify the armed struggle, I am going today to reveal some of the details of one operation which has remained a closely guarded secret known only to a handful of comrades for over 30 years,” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonisation process” External link

theindependent Thursday, June 6, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa says : “It’s a painful episode both at personal and national level . . . betrayal by colleagues,” “There is a lot of discourse and fabrication surrounding that period and I would like you to put this on record” External link

herald Saturday, June 1, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "I said to them that could only happen over my dead body. I made it clear that I would not betray Zapu. I would not turn my back on the people that were being killed by them," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country,” External link

nytimes Friday, May 31, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

nytimes Friday, May 31, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Most of the speeches by members of the public among other organisations will be delivered at the memorial service at White City Stadium. In Ntabazinduna where most of our relatives are based, the burial proceedings will follow what is done in the burial of other national heroes. There will be a family speaker and a Government representative. But we have also made a special request that our visitors from South Africa, members from African National Congress (ANC) and Umkhonto WeSizwe could deliver they solidarity messages during the burial as they will only be in the country on Saturday,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

bendbulletin Thursday, May 30, 2019 4:16:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, May 29, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “eventually liberate and occupy the major cities of the country,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa wrote : “we were used as pawns in Africa’s entire decolonization process,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “Zanu were openly hostile towards the ANC at that time and they were assisted in their efforts to block ANC/MK presence in Zimbabwe by former Rhodesians and the many South African agents operating in the Zimbabwe security services,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, May 27, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa warned : "They will not hesitate to shoot," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:52:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo ) : "The body will arrive in Bulawayo at around 12pm at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Airport," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 26, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “Nyaradzo (funeral parlour) buses will ferry mourners from the Large City Hall to the airport at 10.30am tomorrow (today),” “We are grateful for the assistance received from the Government through provision of food for the scores of mourners” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 26, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “I don’t wish to be buried anywhere else. I want to join the rest of my family. If they bury me at the Heroes Acre, I will probably rise from the grave,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 24, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa asserted : “Of course, they made their mistakes later on, but their contribution cannot be disputed or wished away. Their contribution cannot also be rubbed out by the mistakes that they made at the end,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 24, 2019 4:51:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "Zanu were openly hostile towards the ANC at that time and they were assisted in their efforts to block ANC/MK presence in Zimbabwe by former Rhodesians and the many South African agents operating in the Zimbabwe security services," External link

kenyastar Thursday, May 23, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "It was in 1986 after the death of Lookout Masuku we spoke and they said if I agreed to join Zanu PF and accepted the party card that they had brought for me, on that very day I would be released out of Chikurubi Prison and be a free man," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "Zanu were openly hostile towards the ANC at that time and they were assisted in their efforts to block ANC/MK presence in Zimbabwe by former Rhodesians and the many South African agents operating in the Zimbabwe security services," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "The delay on more than four (4) decades to tell our nations about the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZPRA)'s version on the war of Zimbabwe's liberation armed struggle was not deliberate but the politics in play since 1980 was to blame," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “Those were Tongo’s views and unfortunately he said them out during informal discussions with other people at Lancaster House. But he was direct, he said it to me. And he was very clear,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, December 28, 2018 7:29:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Enos Nkala ) : "When I retired from the army, we went to see Nkala who was then Finance minister. I was with (the late) Ackim Ndlovu after registering a transport company, where we would import vehicles from the United States," "He liked our idea and gave advice on a few issues. However, the project never took off as we were arrested afterwards" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "It was in 1986 after the death of Lookout Masuku we spoke and they said if I agreed to join Zanu PF and accepted the party card that they had brought for me, on that very day I would be released out of Chikurubi Prison and be a free man," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:01:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "He certainly will not do it easily, but I think the people will show him he's no longer wanted," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:38:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told ( about Grace Mugabe ) : “Ninety-nine per cent of people want Mugabe to go. He is no longer in charge … Grace is in charge and Zimbabweans cannot fold their arms and let a character of that nature to lead. She had to be stopped,” External link

focus-news-en Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:15:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told ( about Grace Mugabe ) : “Ninety-nine per cent of people want Mugabe to go. He is no longer in charge … Grace is in charge and Zimbabweans cannot fold their arms and let a character of that nature to lead. She had to be stopped,” External link

msn-uk Friday, November 17, 2017 11:31:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "If there are people who think it's the only way, I don't know them, I can't stop them, but if they are there let them be level-headed enough to ensure that there is no violence, there is no bloodshed. I cannot stop them and that if they did it, they will get 99% support from the people because of the way people feel," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:13:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "At last year's congress I was re-elected as president for my second and last term. I took the opportunity to remind party members that our party constitution has a limit of two presidential terms and that I would therefore serve only until 2020. Happily for me, this will be just after my 80th birthday and a good time to make way for new leadership," "On reflection, it became clear to me that there is need to prepare mentally and to plan for life after full time politics. Friends and political allies at first were surprised about my resolve that the party has to start looking for a new leadership instead of waiting until the last minute. In the meantime I am doing everything and will continue to serve ZAPU until we secure a meaningful stake in a post 2018 elections government" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, November 8, 2017 9:14:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : "In two years' time I will be 80-years-old, and it's my long held wish that I retire from active politics at that age. I wish the party grants me this wish. But all the same, I am already serving my constitutional second term as leader of Zapu, so it must not be hard for the mother party to let me go seeing that the party constitution will not allow me to stay on," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 8:52:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa recalled ( about Robert Mugabe ) : "In October 1980, . . . Mugabe, who was prime minister at the time, came to an agreement with the government of North Korea for the training of the Fifth Brigade," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:58:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “He stayed on for so long mainly to keep peace. He feared a repeat of the Gukurahundi and so he had to make so many concessions,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “People want to go there and be able to appease the spirits of those who are lying in Bhalagwe,” “There is no reconciliation, there is absolutely no reconciliation if you can stop people from going to the graves of people who were killed during Gukurahundi and it shows there is no reconciliation” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:19:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "One of the failures of the last 30 years which we shall tackle is putting closure to the tragic history surrounding Gukurahundi," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, October 23, 2017 11:03:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "If the people of Zimbabwe are happy with the status quo, then perhaps our chances are remote, but if they are feeling the pinch like we do, where you get up to queue at the bank at 4am to get $50, then I think we will be able to win" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 20, 2017 12:59:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : "I think we achieved what we had set ourselves to achieve and that is to make sure Morgan (Tsvangirai) did not win that election and that Mugabe did not win that election," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:44:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Phelekezela Mphoko ) : "The problem with Mphoko is that he has been out of the country for longer periods than he has been around. He has a lot of things he does not know, one of which is that Zapu left Zanu and anyone who remained in that party did so in an individual capacity. Zapu held a congress in 2009 wherein a resolution to walk out of the Unity Accord was reached," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:17:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “I suppose it is possible that we can come together, talk and come up with another coalition but I don’t see us joining the MDC coalition,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, August 7, 2017 4:48:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “It (Joc) should be dismantled. This country is run by a Joc system where the security makes decisions and makes sure its decisions are implemented,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, July 28, 2017 4:16:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “The documentation process should cover all the affected, that is the deceased, and the children of those who died,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, July 28, 2017 3:02:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "In that sense we are back where we started, fighting for the right to have free and fair elections in which all people of voting age exercise their right to vote in peace and expect their vote to count. We did not fight in order to instal particular leaders or dynasties or chosen successors," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 27, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "Zapu campaigned for the inclusion of devolution of power in the new Constitution and believes that this is the most effective way for people in various parts of the country to deal with their priorities and use resources effectively," "The de-industrialisation and asset-stripping of Bulawayo is understandably a very sore point here where many of you grew up. Everywhere you go in the city, there are monuments of decay, where we had heavy industry and a thriving manufacturing sector," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 27, 2017 10:29:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Robert Mugabe ) : “I hear Zanu PF officials have been at my farm asking for a beast for Mugabe’s birthday,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, February 6, 2017 9:51:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "the matter was not for politicians" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "It is (you) civil society who must decide what to do about the issue. It's not for us politicians to take a move," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, January 28, 2017 3:39:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We have been in it (coalitions) and we got swallowed at some point and came out and I don't think we would allow ourselves to be swallowed once again, " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 26, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “More than three decades after these properties were grabbed they have yet to be returned,” External link

newzimbabwe Friday, December 23, 2016 8:02:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Joshua Nkomo ) : "I want to suggest that Dr Joshua Nkomos' unwavering commitment to unity in the face of treachery and even personal humiliation is the main reason why this country did not go through civil war at attainment of independence," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 1, 2016 12:10:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Joshua Nkomo ) : “I want to suggest that Dr Joshua Nkomos’ unwavering commitment to unity in the face of treachery and even personal humiliation is the main reason why this country did not go through civil war at attainment of independence,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, October 31, 2016 1:22:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “There are rumours that some external forces are encouraging the formation of another GNU…that would either be a dead end or a recipe for a GNU, which would erode fundamental change in a way worse than the previous concoction of 2009-2013 that polluted the opposition and gave breathing space to the Zanu PF way of doing things,” “Zanu PF in all its forms should not get a lifeline and a chance to blunt real change of direction by seducing, corrupting and co-opting the opposition” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, September 25, 2016 6:44:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “I urge youths to take the lead in light of this crisis in the country. Take to the streets and demand your rights. We played our role during the liberation struggle, it’s now your time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:08:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “I urge youths to take the lead in light of this crisis in the country. Take to the streets and demand your rights. We played our role during the liberation struggle, it’s now your time,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:24:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "Somebody said he is a member of the party" External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "I will not be standing as the candidate for the party in the presidential elections in 2018. I'm now 78-years old and my plan is to retire at 80. The party should therefore start hunting for a new presidential candidate now," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa added : "There are some men like Ibbo Mandaza, Temba Dlodlo and others who call themselves Platform of Concerned Citizens. A few months ago they sat and came up with the view that Mugabe must be asked to step down and go to his home in Zvimba. There will be no one to trouble him" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "While they are doing that, political parties will be continuing with their mobilisation in their organisations. But Parliament and judiciary will be left operating during transition. When the ground is level and those who are clever and smart would then win the election," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:05:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We are happy now that the war veterans from the Zanla side have realised the blunders they made all along from the time of the liberation struggle to date," "They have realised that all along they have been backing a monster that uses them and when it realises that they are no longer good for use it will dump them or worse still chew them to pieces" External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We appreciate those who have taken the initiative to speak and do this without fear," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:03:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We are happy now that the war veterans from the Zanla side have realised the blunders they made all along from the time of the liberation struggle to date," "They have realised that all along they have been backing a monster that uses them and when it realises that they are no longer good for use it will dump them or worse still chew them to pieces" External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 21, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : "We appreciate those who have taken the initiative to speak and do this without fear," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, August 21, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “We are happy now that the war veterans from the Zanla side have realised the blunders they made all along from the time of the liberation struggle to date,” “They have realised that all along they have been backing a monster that uses them and when it realises that they are no longer good for use it will dump them or worse still chew them to pieces” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “We appreciate those who have taken the initiative to speak and do this without fear,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:53:00 AM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa told : “The year 2016 will be remembered as the year in which those who have ears to hear finally understand that a repressive political system is like a double-edged razor-blade that cuts in all directions,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “The timing of today’s commemoration of ... Mabuza is very symbolic because on this day (August 8) Zimbabwe is observing the national Heroes Day,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa added : “Worse still, when highly-deserving cases like Mabuza are omitted in the designation of ‘heroes’, it is difficult to avoid mentioning that there are many less-deserving cases that are today either at the National Heroes Acre or in the provincial resting places for heroes,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said ( about Lady ) : “In Lady Stanley today we are in the company of other heroes like Lookout Masuku, Richard ‘Gedi’ Dube, Amos ‘Jack’ Ngwenya, and others who could not pass the test of political correctness of the Zanu PF establishment who define heroism by loyalty to a current political leadership,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

Dumiso Dabengwa said : “What is important is to have a united front whose aim is to tackle a number of issues, for example electoral reforms. Tackling these issues needs the involvement of civil society and all stakeholders,” “Once you do that you work together over a number of issues and at the end of the day you will be able to find each other. We are doing it to create a platform for free and fair elections. So you work towards those goals and when we draw towards the elections that is when we can discuss about a coalition. We have been meeting to discuss these issues and we have not yet reached a consensus but the meetings are ongoing” External link

theindependent Friday, July 29, 2016 3:11:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader42.27%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
president42.27%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
president of zapu4.12%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
union leader3.09%EN01/31/201531/01/2015
former home affairs minister3.09%EN08/05/201305/08/2013
presidential candidate3.09%EN08/01/201301/08/2013
commander2.06%EN03/20/200820/03/2008
Names Lang Count
Dumiso DabengwaEN80.17%
Dumiso DabengwaFR9.91%
Dumiso DabengwaPT9.91%


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Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "You (Dabengwa) were talking about Gukurahundi. We should not shy away from it. Lets talk about it, apologise and make sure that we do what has to be done, to make sure we restore those who lost their lives and also restore those who lost their properties," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, June 2, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Welshman Ncube said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Very few contributed as much as Dabengwa did to the success of the liberation struggle,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Welshman Ncube said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Very few contributed as much as Dabengwa did to the success of the liberation struggle,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "You (Dabengwa) were talking about Gukurahundi. We should not shy away from it. Lets talk about it, apologise and make sure that we do what has to be done, to make sure we restore those who lost their lives and also restore those who lost their properties," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Patrick Ndlovu said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We have some organisations that have confirmed that they are coming, especially those that worked with the late president Dabengwa. The African National Congress of South Africa, Umkhonto weSizwe (ANC’s liberation military wing) and the South African Communist Party by Wednesday had confirmed with us that they were coming,” “We still expect more to confirm, especially those that worked with him at that time” External link

newsday Friday, May 31, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Some MP’s refusal to honour Cde Dumiso Dabengwa in parly yesterday sends signals of a country in turmoil. Zimbabwe is so deeply polarized by divisive & bitter partisanship. We hurt & hate each other so badly on account of politics leaving us with deep wounds. We must love,unite, heal and build!” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Temba Mliswa proposed ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Dabengwa was not only a war veteran but a former member of this house, I would like to propose a minute of silence be observed lest a tribal card be raised in future,” External link

thezimbabwemail Tuesday, May 28, 2019 11:44:00 PM EAT

Temba Mliswa proposed ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Dabengwa was not only a war veteran but a former member of this house, I would like to propose a minute of silence be observed lest a tribal card be raised in future," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Ayanda Dlodlo asked ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "And this is the lame explanation they offer without an apology to everyone who regards Bab' Dabengwa not only as a hero of Zimbabwe but of the Southern African liberation struggle?" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 27, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "The Government and the ruling party Zanu-PF, after they heard about the demise of our Dumiso Dabengwa, we decided, we all agreed unanimously that he be conferred with the national hero status," "So I have just come here to convey the message to the relatives. That is what we have done. He is going to be buried in the manner all other national heroes are interred" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, May 27, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “The Government and the ruling party Zanu-PF, after they heard about the demise of our Cde Dumiso Dabengwa, we decided, we all agreed unanimously that he be conferred with the national hero status,” “So I have just come here to convey the message to the relatives. That is what we have done. He is going to be buried in the manner all other national heroes are interred” External link

herald Monday, May 27, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Thokozani Khupe said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “On behalf of myself and the Movement for Democratic Change, l would like to convey our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the people of Zimbabwe and in particular the Dabengwa family. Indeed our Country, SADC Region, the African Continent and the broader international community at large have lost an icon, a true servant of the people,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We did it with Dabengwa’s contribution. He deserves to be accorded the heroes status. It will be very difficult to replace him in our ranks as war veterans,” External link

herald Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Simon Khaya Moyo said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "The Zanu-PF revolutionary party joins His Excellency President E.D Mnangagwa in mourning the untimely demise of Dumiso Dabengwa in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday. His shock departure has been received with bewilderment and dismay by the generality of our people across the country. The elephant has fallen. A giant has departed without ceremony leaving many hears lacerated," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Simon Khaya Moyo said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Dabengwa always led from the front. He knew no tribe, region or race. He only knew humility. A man of Dabengwa's attributes can never die, but can only depart for higher responsibility. He has left a legacy of selfless service to the people of Zimbabwe and to the cause of Pan-Africanism. May his soul rest in peace," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "My last contact with the late Dumiso Dabengwa was at State House this April, just two days before our independence celebrations. He clearly looked unwell and I directed government to arrange for his speedy evacuation to India for urgent medical attention on government expense. That was promptly done and we all hoped that Dabengwa's condition would improve and take a turn towards full recovery. Sadly, that was not to be and we lost him today (yesterday) in Nairobi as he was being flown back home," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Umdala uDumiso Dabengwa was a humble, wise, honest and principled leader. A hero of our liberation struggle without fear, he lived a simple life. We don't take it lightly that he endorsed our cause before he left us. We join the Dabengwa family and nation during this sad moment" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Douglas Mahiya said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "Today we now have opposition parties because of people like Dabengwa. We now have rich people because of the sacrifices made by Dabengwa," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 24, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “My last contact with the late Dumiso Dabengwa was at State House this April, just two days before our independence celebrations. He clearly looked unwell and I directed government to arrange for his speedy evacuation to India for urgent medical attention on government expense. That was promptly done and we all hoped that Cde Dabengwa’s condition would improve and take a turn towards full recovery. Sadly, that was not to be and we lost him today (yesterday) in Nairobi as he was being flown back home,” External link

newsday Friday, May 24, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Nelson Chamisa said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “Umdala uDumiso Dabengwa was a humble, wise, honest and principled leader. A hero of our liberation struggle without fear, he lived a simple life. We don’t take it lightly that he endorsed our cause before he left us. We join the Dabengwa family and nation during this sad moment” External link

newsday Friday, May 24, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We’ve been communicating and I spoke to him about two days ago while he was still in India. I also spoke to his wife MaKhumalo yesterday and she said he was too weak to talk. The Government facilitated his trip to India for treatment and we were in the process of sending a private plane to pick him up because he was too weak to be flown in a commercial plane,” “We look after our friends as Zanu-PF and it doesn’t matter that Cde Dabengwa was Zapu. The fact that we worked together remains and he was a commander to some of us. We recognise each other” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Kembo Mohadi said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “We’ve been communicating and I spoke to him about two days ago while he was still in India. I also spoke to his wife MaKhumalo yesterday and she said he was too weak to talk. The Government facilitated his trip to India for treatment and we were in the process of sending a private plane to pick him up because he was too weak to be flown in a commercial plane,” “We look after our friends as Zanu-PF and it doesn’t matter that Cde Dabengwa was Zapu. The fact that we worked together remains and he was a commander to some of us. We recognise each other” External link

herald Friday, May 24, 2019 2:53:00 AM EAT

Emmerson Mnangagwa déclaré ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : “J’avais un grand respect pour Dumiso et sa contribution au Zimbabwe en tant que combattant de la libération, ancien ministre de l’Intérieur et en tant qu’homme tout court. Mes plus sincères condoléances vont à ses amis et à sa famille en cette triste circonstance” External link

journaldebrazza Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Phelekezela Mphoko said ( about Dumiso Dabengwa ) : "The real PF-Zapu is what you find in Zanu-PF and the Zapu that is led by Dabengwa is a fake PF-Zapu. It is therefore important for people to be able to distinguish between the genuine PF-Zapu and the fake Zapu which resembles old snakeskin. The official position is that PF-Zapu is in Zanu-PF," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 6, 2017 12:08:00 PM EAT