Patson Dzamara has died

The late Patson Dzamara

HUMAN Rights activist Patson Dzamara has died, several sources have confirmed.

Dzamara, brother to missing journalist and activist, Itai Dzamara died early this morning ahead of his scheduled cancer operation.

“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.


Dzamara had been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Meanwhile Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso has paid his tribute saying he has been saddened by opposition activist Patson Dzamara’s death who succumbed to colon cancer today.

Macheso took his sadness to social media Facebook and said he has lost a fan.

“WekwaDzamara akashaya mukana,asi waida kurarama akatorwa nenguva uyoo.

Really gutted by the sad passing of this brother. A very passionate music lover and Orchestra Mberikwazvo fan. On this day he had pushed that we meet at the Red Cross National Headquarters in Avondale so he can dedicate some of his books to me. I had set everything aside because he was unrelenting and consistent.

Go well Patson Dzamara.

Wondotichengetera nzvimbo,” Macheso said.

Dzamara had claimed that he was injected poisonous stuff in prison which caused the cancer.

Another musician Jah Prayzah has joined the number of Zimbabweans who have taken to social media to mourn the passing away of activist Patson Dzamara.

Dzamara succumbed to colon cancer on Wednesday morning.

Jah Prayzah posted pictures of him and Dzamara and said, “These pictures captured in 2012 and 2020 will always be a reminder of the journey we walked together tichidzidzisana nekufara pamwe. I know you can no longer read this asi moyo wakaremerwa. You were always there to guide me. Rest in Peace Dr. Dzamara you shall be missed.”


Another award winning artist Alick Macheso also said he was gutted by the passing away of Dzamara.

“I am gutted by the sad passing of this brother. A very passionate music lover and Orchestra Mberikwazvo fan. On this day he had pushed that we meet at the Red Cross HQ in Avondale so he can dedicate some of his books to me.”