Roy Bennett dies

HARARE - Former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) treasurer Roy Bennett has died.

He was killed in a tragic helicopter crash in Canada together with his wife Heather.

Confirming the deaths, respected lawyer David Coltart tweeted, "I have just confirmed from three reliable sources that Roy and Heather Bennett have been tragically killed in a helicopter accident in North America. I am devastated - they were two of Zimbabwe's greatest compatriots. My condolences are extended to family and friends."

Roy Bennett will always be remembered for his feisty personality that led to a near fist fight in Parliament with then Minister of Justice Patrick Chinamasa in 2004 that landed him a 12 month jail term.

During the Government of National Unity (2009-2013), Roy Bennett was MDC-T's deputy minister of agriculture designate however, former president Robert Mugabe refused to swear him in.

Roy and Heather Bennett are survived by two children. 

More news to follow.

 

Comments (7)

He was a great man who loved this country dearly. Kwete these black Hitlers. Tanzwa nekunwa mvura inetsvina nema roads ane maburi. You will be missed Pachedu

Moe Syslack - 19 January 2018

sad news

Bernard Bure - 19 January 2018

What a tragedy. May your souls rest in eternal peace.

Sandra - 19 January 2018

That is great news. Another devil bites the dust. The thieving corrupt thief bleed Zimbabwe dry. Minerals thief for decades. White people had love for the country as to what they could loot for over 100 years. Now this white devil meets his demise. Does not get back the blacks he killed during his time in Zimbabwe and murders he got away with of blacks. I hope he roast in his Christian hot Hell.

Neter - 19 January 2018

Get your news right then u post, he died in north america's state of new mexico, where did you got canada from? R.I.P Roy & Heather

HANKY - 19 January 2018

Roy Pachedu Bennett was a true patriot and democrat. MAY HIS SOUL AND THAT OF HIS WIFE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE! We lost one of the most nicest human beings .. I will forever be grateful for what he stood for, and the thousands of people he worked so tirelessly for.

gudo - 20 January 2018

RIP Roy and Heather - terribly devastating news. Im trying to get in touch with Heather's brother, Bruce Rogers. Can anyone help?

Steve - 22 January 2018

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