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Dumiso Dabengwa

Dumiso Dabengwa (born December 6, 1939) is a Zimbabwean politician. He served as the head of Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) intelligence during the Rhodesian Bush War.

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Dumiso Dabengwa did version one & John Landa Nkomo did version two that became law, as Ministers of Home Affairs!
Welshman Ncube, Morgan Tsvangirai, Dumiso Dabengwa, Simba Makoni, Tendai Biti, et al, are out of touch with the people.
Vintage photo of Dumiso Dabengwa talking to press reporter. - Hagar Shour
INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo has told Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa he is welcome to go…
Dumiso Dabengwa, who left Zanu PF to revive Zapu, said there was nothing to celebrate under the “so called unity day”.
How did the Rhodesian Security Forces discover the military plans of Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) and why did that discovery have such a significant impact? Acting on intel from Special Branch, the Selous Scouts ambushed a ZIPRA convoy transferring new vehicles purchased in South Africa to Zambia. The ambush was set near the Botswana / Zambia border region. Dumiso Dabengwa, called the Black Russian, commander of ZIPRA intelligence (NSO) and Elliott Sebanda, called Black Swine, the next senior ZIPRA intelligence officer, were the prime targets for the ambush. The Black Russian escaped through the 'killing field' of the ambush, but the Black Swine was seriously wounded. He was transported to Rhodesia for surgery on the pledge that if he was given surgery to save his life he would tell all. The Black Swine became a turned terrorist and a valuable source of information. His initial intel was not believed by senior military and SB officers as it was so different to the then known status of ZIPR ...
Zapu, MDC to join forces president, Dumiso Dabengwa last week revealed that his party had agreed to join forces and form a grand coalition with two MDC formations Zapu, MDC to join forces : NewsDay Zimbabwe.
MDC team lead by Mr Tendai Biti says it will hold on to the name MDC-T for strategic reasons until they find their own name and symbols. Addressing about 130 party district leaders from all but five districts in Manicaland province at MDC Darlington offices last Saturday afternoon, MDC-T secretary-general Mr Tendai Biti said they would make efforts to engage the likes of Dumiso Dabengwa, Welshman Ncube, Lovemore Madhuku, Simba Makoni and other known Zanu-PF critics to form a coalition to unseat the ruling party. Mr Biti slammed MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai for inept leadership that resulted in MDC-T joining the inclusive Government and partaking in last year's July 31 elections. "We have made a decision that we cannot keep on doing the same thing the same way and expect different results. There is not any difference in what we are fighting and what we have turned out to be as a party. The renewal is in its infancy and that is why we will hold on to the name of the party. It is for strategic reasons. ...
Because they are fake,the renewal team led by Mbiti stole someone's idea and r claiming to be the brains behind U.D.F. Project By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 30 April 2014 The MDC-T ‘renewal team’ is facing accusations of stealing the idea of forming a United Democratic Front (UDF) which they intend to use as a new initiative to challenge President Robert Mugabe and ZANU PF’s 34 year rule. The claim was made by Solomon Chikohwero, chairperson of the Global Zimbabwe Forum. He said the idea of a United Democratic Front was mooted during his tenure as chairperson of the South African based MDC Veterans Activists Association in 2011, after getting disillusioned by the dysfunctional government of national unity. Renewal team spokesperson Jacob Mafume told the Newsday newspaper on Tuesday that they were in talks with the Welshman Ncube-led MDC, ZAPU led by Dumiso Dabengwa, civic society groups and others to come up with a winning team for the 2018 elections. This coalition of groups was to come under ...
'Independence is happiness' said Susan B. Anthony. Come and share with fellow citizens if it is indeed happiness or not. Small City Hall in Bulawayo from 1600hrs to 1800hrs. Speakers, Dr. Dumiso Dabengwa, Dr. Ibbo Mandaza, Dr. Gorden Moyo and Prof. Calistus Ndlovu. Topic: Whither Zimbabwe at 34!
'Zanu-PF should admit failure,' says Zapu The Dumiso Dabengwa- led Zapu says Zanu-PF should admit failure in the...
Obert Mpofu and Dumiso Dabengwa spotted today at Cowdrary Park..hand in hand...will keep posted
The answers I got from the post on which I asked who could make a better leader between; 1. Welshman Ncube - MDC 2. Morgan Tswangirayi - MDC-T 3. Dumiso Dabengwa - Zapu 4. Paul Siwela - Mlf Mthwakazi 5. Gen Nandinandi - MLF 6. Obert Mpofu - Zanu, serves as an answer, as to why ndebele people have played the second fiddle to us(Shonas) and will continue that way till Jesus comes. I listed one Shona leader, Tswangirayi and 5 Ndebele leaders. Those few shonas who commented on the post endorsed Tswangirayi although you could see they are not MDC-T followers. e.g. Motoko, showed he could be zanu, but because there was no shona zanu leader on the list, he turned to Tswangirayi. Many comments were by ndebeles. Some endorsed this one while others endorsed the other, with some saying none of the above. This simply shows how much you ndebeles are one another's enermy. You might be good fighter as you are boasting to be but as long as you are this much disorganized and divided, you will never defeat us.
When I look at it, I begin to see that Mugabe's plea that Dumiso Dabengwa should return to ZANU-PF is not a compliment to Dabengwa. No. Dabengwa is just a stick with which to thrash Simon Khaya Moyo who thinks he is a natural replacement to John Nkomo. Just the way Mugabe uses Joice Mujuru to hit Munangagwa and Munangagwa to silence Mujuru as and when it suits him. Mugabe is about Mugabe, he is his own religion.
2013: A year of political turbulence 2013 was a politically turbulent year that saw the end of an inclusive government among Zanu PF’s President Robert Mugabe and the two MDC parties led by Morgan Tsvangirai and Welshman Ncube. By Everson Mushava General elections held on July 31 saw Mugabe’s party get a landslide victory over Tsvangirai’s MDC-T in both the presidential and parliamentary vote to assume total control of government after sharing power for five years. Mugabe won presidency by 61% as compared to Tsvangirai’s 34%, while his Zanu PF party garnered a majority control in parliament. Others who contested in the polls were PF Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, Zimbabwe Democracy Party’s Kisinoti Mukwazi and Ncube (MDC). The MDC-T leader claimed the polls were a “monumental farce” and challenged the poll results, but withdrew the legal fight after he was denied access to poll material by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). The MDC-T prepared a dossier to “expose the rigging” alle ...
Zapu's current leader and former ZIPRA commander Dumiso Dabengwa - who was thrown in jail without trial after independence - has accused Margaret Thatcher of having been part and parcel of a plot to destroy Zipra and Zapu as a party. He also alleges that Thatcher supported the Gukurahundi massacre.
Dumiso Dabengwa has issued a wishy-washy statement thanking Zimbabweans for wat they did on election day. Where is the real Black Russian?
Cde Mugabe wins presidential race with clear majority Zbc Saturday, 03 August 2013 18:23 President Robert Mugabe he.jpgIncumbent President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zanu PF has been declared winner of the 2013 presidential elections after garnering 2 110 434 votes in a race that also pitted his main rival, MDC-T’s Morgan Tsvangirai (1 172 349 votes), Welshman Ncube of the MDC (92 637 votes), Dumiso Dabengwa of ZAPU (25 416 votes) and Kisinot Mukwazhi of the Zimbabwe Development Party (9 931 votes). In a live broadcast this afternoon, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau announced that over three million Zimbabweans voted in the presidential ballot, which saw President Mugabe securing a comfortable 61.09% of the votes, which enables him and his party to amend the constitution without consulting the opposition. Justice Makarau congratulated the people of Zimbabwe for voting in peace and for coming out in large numbers to exercise their constitutional right. "Zimbabweans have demon ...
Someone must explain this to me maybe I will understand life and politics better. Dumiso Dabengwa comes from Matebeleland North. The Party he leads has gotten into an alliance with the MDC led by Welshman Ncube. Welshman Ncube comes from Midlands Province. Simbarashe Herbert Stanley Makoni, Reketai Semwayo and Morgan Richard Tsvangirai all come from Manicaland. The political parties led by each of these men have formed an alliance. Why is the alliance formed of the men from Midlands and Mat North considered a tribal grouping while the one formed by 3 Manicaland men considered a national alliance? Educate me please.
The Grand Coalition that will see Welshman Ncube and Dumiso Dabengwa withdrawing their application to enter the presidential race deals a body blow to Robert Mugabe who was largely banking on split votes in MAtebeleland. Strategies are now very few if not none on the part of Robert Mugabe to the extent that he has threatened to pull out of SADC,a regional bloc that gave him political life in 2008 when he got beaten right centre left in a tightly contested presidential race by the man of the people Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. Not only did Robert threatened to pull out but he went on to label Lindiwe Zulu,President Zuma's international relations adviser an idiotic street woman. That alone is the same as insulting President Jacob Zuma as the former speaks on behalf of the latter. I was eagerly waiting to hear the response from South Africa and SADC. Diplomatic as she is known,Lindiwe remained unmoved and only indicated that fighting back will not solve the Zimbabwean situation. respect a fool to avoid noise w ...
Opposition parties strike alliance: The two MDC formations, Zapu and Mavambo have struck an electoral alliance to improve their chances against Zanu PF in the harmonised elections at the end of July. According to New Ziana, sources close to the parties confirmed today (Friday) that the plan was hatched by the United States working with a neighbouring country after the realisation that the four parties’ chances of winning the elections are slim. Under the deal, the MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai becomes the sole presidential candidate, the party's secretary general Tendai Biti first vice president while the MDC-N leader Professor Welshman Ncube will become the second vice president. The sources said the coalition was finalised on Thursday and will be simultaneously announced by Tsvangirai and Mavambo leader Simba Makoni in Harare and Ncube and Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa in Bulawayo around midday today (Friday). According to New Ziana, the announcement of the grand coalition is timed to 'lift up the s ...
State of the Nation with Jerà Greetings readers. We're back. Technical hitches kept the column away in the last month. The names of the four main presidential election candidates are out: Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangirai, Dumiso Dabengwa and Welshman Ncube. On one hand, this might say ‘democracy.’ On the other hand, it screams a lack of unity and confusion. A great philosopher once said, ‘when the mice each run in fear for their separate burrows, only the claws of the fat cat stand to benefit.’ Literature is subject to personal interpretation. My understanding of these words is that when the bullied group is not united, it only helps the playground bully to remain unchallenged. Meanwhile civil society has called for a free and fair election. The phrase ‘feya feya’ is something that we will hear between now and July 31. Most ex wives are happy with just half of the marital assets. Not Marian Chombo. Former wife of Ignatius Chombo managed to lodge her papers at the last minute, permitting her t ...
So far your preferred voting trends as at this time through the survey we launched points to what l have been always warning my party against that the MDC-T candidate Morgan Tsvangirai is at 85%, my party's candidate President Robert Mugabe is a distant trailer at 10% while Welshman Ncube is at 3% and Dumiso Dabengwa and Kisnoti Mukwazhi is at 1% apiece. I totally agree with you that it will be a total whitewash against my party's candidates. And this Zimbabweans are doing to retire the old man. Survey voting continues on our page until the last minutes towards voting. Sibongile Asijiki! Yimi Baba Jukwa
ZIMBABWE 2013 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES Morgan Tsvangirai, Robert Mugabe, Kissnote Mukwazhe, Dumiso Dabengwa ,Welshman Ncube Simba Makoni says he is out and will support a coalition led by Tsvangirai. Egypt Dzinemunhenzva failed to comply with nomination court requirements. Mutumwa Mawere says he was frustrated from competing ad when his Zimbabwean residency finally came out, there was no time to file presidential papers
Again my home boy Musara you want us to swallow the after war history distortation by saying Mugabe led the war. Zanu was led by Ndabaningi Sithole and Zanla was led by Tongogara. In rankings Mugabe was very junior to have led the war. The tribal divisions brought Mugabe to the top. He only enjoyed the fruits. People like Joshua Nkomo, Herbet Usheukunze and the like had their own things and sacrificed for the liberation of the country. Zipra had better army than ZANLA and that is a fact. It is also a mischief to give credit to Mugabe who never went to any military training when people like Tongogara, Rex Nhongo, lookout Masuku,Dumiso Dabengwa are there. These are the people who fought and braved the war. Some from 1968 in the bush. Iwe ndipo paunongotaura zvemunhu akatoperekedzwa nen'anga. Thise guys I mentioned were tough and I salute them. Where are they and if your history is for real. Who killed Tongogara? Who killed Lookout Masuku? Who killed Rex Nhongo. Who led Nkomo to flee the country in a dress? ...
ALL OPPOSITION PARTIES SHOULD UNITE AGAINST ZANU IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS!!. AND STILL LOSE AND BICKER AMONG THEMSELVES ENDLESSLY!! Imagine a meeting with Tsvangirai in the chair, with Simba Makoni, Welshman Ncube, Dumiso Dabengwa, Arthur Mutambara, Job Sikhala, all playing good boy to the ugly one and agreeing how to share power and constituencies, facken bring on a united opposition I say!!. the factionalism at constituency level will be worth of a book on idiocy!!
Ncube rules out pact with MDC-T June 7, 2013 in Politics THE MDC party led by Professor Welshman Ncube has once again ruled out plans for a grand coalition with other political parties to remove President Robert Mugabe from power in the forthcoming make-or-break elections to be held this year. Report by Elias Mambo On Wednesday MDC-T leader Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai met with MDC deputy president Edwin Mushoriwa, Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa, Rekerai Semwayo of Zanu Ndonga and Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn leader Simba Makoni after which they ganged up to resist Mugabe’s bid to stampede the nation into elections without reforms. Sources who attended the meeting told the Zimbabwe Independent Tsvangirai took advantage of the gathering and tried to push for a grand political pact in the next election. MDC-T insiders say the coalition against the court ruling “may sow seeds for a grand pact against Mugabe in the forthcoming elections”. “This is the beginning of something great aimed at unseating Mugabe ...
“Zanu PF is your first party. (President Robert) Mugabe is your first leader. Jesus said the first fish, not second, third or fourth. President Mugabe is your salvation. He represents the people’s interests, while Tsvangirai, Welshman Ncube (MDC leader),Dumiso Dabengwa (Zapu) and all the other parties are puppets of the West.”-Jabulani Sibanda.
Zanu pf begging Dr Dabengwa to be Vice President. Written by Staff Reporter Monday, 04 February 2013 Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa says some Zanu-PF stalwarts are begging him to return to the party to fill the post of vice president following the death of Vice President John Nkomo. Nkomo died last month, resulting in a dog fight between Zanu-PF stalwarts eyeing the now vacant position. Dabengwa would have been the top contender for the vacant seat due to his seniority, but he, along with his former Zipra colleagues, left the "marriage of convenience" with Zanu-PF to revive the old Zapu. Dabengwa says his "friends" in Zanu-PF begged him to return to his old party as they believe the former Zipra intelligence supremo is fit for the post. "During the funeral of the late Vice President in Harare, I had quite a number of friends and colleagues from Zanu-PF who immediately after they saw me said 'come back, that position should be yours - you made a mistake come back'," Dabengwa said. But the liberation war inte ...
The "Black Russian" former Zipra cadre Dumiso Dabengwa and the current Zapu leader. It is not known whether he will contest 2013 elections or he is heading back to where his bread is buttered Zanu pf.
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