Rally boo-boy Charumbira dies in car crash

Magura Charumbira

Magura Charumbira

Nqobile Tshili and Nyemudzai Kakore
Zanu-PF Youth League Bulawayo Central district chairperson Cde Magura Charumbira, who shot to fame last year after he led Zanu-PF youths to heckle former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe at a rally in Bulawayo, has died.

He was 34.

Police national spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi yesterday confirmed Cde Charumbira’s death.

“The ZRP confirms that there was a fatal road traffic accident at the 56km-peg along the Harare-Bulawayo road in Norton where a Mercedes Benz which had three passengers hit a lorry which had broken down and as a result was stationary in the road.

“As a result, one male adult died on the spot while the driver and another passenger were injured.”

Chief Supt Nyathi urged drivers of broken down vehicles to move off the road and to display breakdown triangles so as to alert other road users.

Cde Charumbira died yesterday morning after a car he was travelling in rammed into the broken down haulage truck along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway before the Norton tollgate on his way to Harare.

He was a passenger in the Mercedes Benz C-Class when the accident occurred at about 3am.

Cde Charumbira gained fame after leading the heckling of the former First Lady at White City Stadium in Bulawayo, a move which was unthinkable at the time.

Zanu-PF Youth League Bulawayo provincial chairperson Cde Khumbulani Mpofu confirmed the accident saying Cde Charumbira died on the spot while two others escaped with minor injuries.

“We received the sad news early in the morning. He was involved in a road traffic accident together with two other colleagues on their way to Harare. Their car hit a stationary truck near Norton, just a few kilometres away from the tollgate. He died on the spot while the other two were injured,” said Cde Mpofu.

He described Cde Charumbira as a brave cadre who stood up to bullying from Mrs Mugabe.

“You will remember that he is part of the youths who bravely booed the former First Lady when she started to hurl insults at senior party leaders. We will remember him for his bravery. It’s really sad that he has passed away in such a tragic way,” he said.

Cde Mpofu said Zanu-PF was assisting the Charumbira family with burial arrangements.

Cde Charumbira was thrown out of the interface rally at White City Stadium when he famously booed Mrs Mugabe as she was addressing the crowd. He went into hiding for a few days before handing himself over to police who were hunting for him over the incident.

He was later acquitted in court.

In May last year Cde Charumbira was stabbed in the head following violent clashes at the Zanu-PF offices in Bulawayo.

Following the clashes, he was expelled from the party only to bounce back after the November Extraordinary Central Committee meeting which resolved that all party members who were fired unprocedurally by the G40 cabal should be re-admitted.

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  • zimboyacho

    eliminated for humiliation

  • qondani

    Zim zim

  • Obert

    Accident? Or was it murder?

  • Pieter

    Elimination by Benz!!

  • Ndlovu4482

    Where’s his soul, according to reports he was troubling people, vendors. And God said not in 2018

  • Anonymous

    Thats sad. MHSRIP

  • Mthwakazian

    In an accident that involves a truck, one is unlikely to survive. Trucks are made of pure re-enforced steel. Steel vs Fibreglass.

  • Nhamodzenyika

    Kkkk ZANU chiwororo – ndeyeropa!

  • Estelle Moyo

    May his Soul Rest In Peace.

  • Trotsky

    CIO boss truck Charumbira truck, seems like an elimination pattern

    • Wellington

      from black dogs to trucks yeah new trend

  • YedwaYedwa

    Wayesithi uyabusa KoMthwakazi. Ethwalise abantu benzima. No tears at all for this hoodlum hooligan

  • God of War

    The killing season has started. If indeed it’s true that he was a nuisance and corrupt with council issues; then good riddance to him.

    • Wellington

      It used to be black docks crossing the streets, now its broken trucks stationary or moving on the road, esizakubona lonyaka

  • Wellington

    He used to say he was untouchable, God is of Justice for his people who cry to him day and Night.

  • qondani

    He gone

  • temba

    the lord had given now he has taken, God has plucked his flowers

    • Chemist

      This one was not a flower more of a poisonous plant

  • Tsvatu

    Gotcha …… @34 and Mugabe @93 soon to be 94 ….. and counting …

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  • Andimba Toivo ya Toivo

    So this guy is infact the initiator of the recent demise of the former despot called RG

  • George

    Does anyone criticize someone who throws away a used condom…properly and in a dignified manner. Mati madii ?

  • Shankoa

    Good riddance.

  • Dr Distrinovisko Makonikov

    Some of these comments are very crude and inhumane. After all, we will all surely die just like him so we cannot celebrate his death regardless of his deeds. God is listening!