Who is Patson Dzamara? Zimbabwean Activist Dies aged 34; His Bio, Wiki, Age & Cause of Death
Patson Dzamara Bio, Wiki
Patson Dzamara was a renown Zimbabwean leadership author and coach, politician, human rights activist and entrepreneur. He was also known for being the brother to Itai Dzamara, a political activist who has been missing since 2015. It is being reported that Dzamara has died from cancer at the age of 34 on August 25th, 2020.
Patson Dzamara Career
Dzamara came into the public spotlight in 2017 when he became the leading voice in the search for his brother, Itai, a journalist and activist who relentlessly challenged former president Robert Mugabe at a time when many Zimbabweans were afraid of confronting the ruler, who was toppled from power and later died. The journalist, who was abducted from a barbershop in 2015, is still missing.
Dzamara embarked on street protests and broadened his activism to include demands for democratic reforms and improved public health care. He was arrested and detained for his protests, which continued into President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule. Mnangagwa succeeded Mugabe in 2019 and his rule has been marked by accusations of human rights abuses similar to those alleged during Mugabe’s tenure.
Patson Dzamara Death & Cause
Dzamara died from cancer at the age of 34 on Wednesday, August 25th, 2020 according to Nelson Chamisa, leader of the MDC Alliance opposition party leader. Chamisa said he is “devastated” by the death of Dzamara, who was a member of the party’s executive.
“It is with profound sadness to advise you that Dr Patson Dzamara has passed on this morning ahead of his scheduled cancer operation. Thanks to all those that had been contributing to the fund where over US$14 000 had already been raised. I am personally devasted,” said Nigel Chanakira.
“I’m devastated. Just received bad news from the Dzamaras. The young Dr Patson Dzamara gone too soon. This has been a terrible 2020!” MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa wrote on Twitter.
I’m so devastated..Just received bad news from the Dzamaras.The young Dr Patson Dzamara gone too soon. This has been a terrible 2020! pic.twitter.com/JuJNFNOEsE
— nelson chamisa🇿🇼 (@nelsonchamisa) August 26, 2020
His last post on Facebook was to thank people for their support in his battle with cancer. The pst reads “I am humbled at the amount of people who have shared strength with me in the past few days. The outpouring of assistance and goodwill in many forms is heartening. Together we will testify. Thank you. Mega blessings.”