The cost of violence was evident on the faces of the grief stricken Dube family who had to lay to rest a breadwinner, family leader, farmer and community role model Cde Nelson Dube who died at Mpilo Hospital on Monday after succumbing to injuries he sustained during the terror attack that engulfed the White City Stadium in Bulawayo last Saturday.
Cde who was declared a liberation war hero was buried at his farm in Featherstone yesterday.
Many among them, family members and the community are still trying to come to terms with what could have happened to their dear father and the motive that triggered the violent attack whose effects have left indelible marks of pain countrywide.
Director General in the President’s Department Cde Isaac Moyo questioned the motive behind the attack which left several people including senior Zanu PF officials.
“We are yet to establish the motive behind this attack which has left some of our officers and some senior party officials hospitalised,”said Cde Moyo.
Mashonaland East Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde David Musabayana said the people of Zimbabwe can only honour Cde Dube by voting wisely in the coming harmonised elections.
“Looking at the sacrifices made by Cde Dube, I think as Zimbabweans we can honour him by voting wisely during the harmonised elections,” he said.
Born on the 1st of January in 1961, Cde Dube whose Chimurenga name was Shingirirai Tichazvipedza who was attached to Vice President Kembo Mohadi as Senior Chief Security Aide DIO joined the President’s Department in 1985 after his resignation from the Zimbabwe National Army in 1983.
His liberation career saw him joining the struggle in 1976 at the age of 15 and received military training at Chimoio in 1977 and is one of the survivors of the Chimoio bomb attack before he went to Libya for further training.
After training he was deployed to Samakweza Base and later transferred to Tongogara assembly point in Mutoko in 1980.