Waverley Blankets boss Cohen dies

HARARE businessman, philanthropist and Waverley Blankets owner Victor Cohen passed on in South Africa yesterday. He was 78.


Cohen, according to a family spokesperson identified only as Doreen, had been unwell for some time.

“It is true Mr Victor Cohen passed away in Johannesburg today. He had been unwell, but it was not that serious. We have been robbed but it’s the way life is. We will have to accept this situation and move on,” Doreen said.

She added that Cohen’s body would be repatriated to Zimbabwe in the next few days.

“We are working on the paperwork. It takes a bit of time, but we are hopeful that everything will work well,’ she said.

Cohen, according to Doreen, is survived by a son and three daughters. For years, Cohen consistently donated blankets and warm clothing to less-privileged communities including hospitals around the country.

18 Responses to Waverley Blankets boss Cohen dies

  1. inoculated August 8, 2017 at 6:26 am #

    deepest sympathy for the loss.may his soul rest in peace.

  2. General August 8, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    deepest condolances to glyn and sisters

  3. Chris chipiringu August 8, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    May his soul rest in peace

  4. Henza August 8, 2017 at 10:30 am #


  5. elijah August 8, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    rest in peace cohen

  6. leopard August 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm #


  7. sotings August 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    may his soul rest in peace cohen

  8. NACIDO RICO August 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    His hse in Highlands is a heaven on earth. He was a well up person.
    Why is it that well up pple do not have many children???

  9. yeartcoolers August 8, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    deepest condolences

  10. Verysorry August 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    I am deeply saddened. Good people die earlier while evil ones are now at 93 and next February 94. May Mr. Cohen’s dear soul rest in eternal peace!

  11. maSiziva O August 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    You were a true friend and patriot.

  12. maSiziva O August 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    MaMlambo O

    Victor you will be missed dearly.

  13. godwill August 9, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    rest in peace papa

  14. Juru Paul Carries August 9, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    May His soul rest in peace.you did a great job in warming many souls overnight within and beyond the zim boarders.I personally bought two nice blankets two weeks ago.

  15. robert stewart August 9, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    my deepest condolences to Stella and her family

    Robert Stewart and Gracious Stewart

  16. victor antonio phillip August 9, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    my his soul rest in peace…..fambai zvakanaka boss

  17. robert stewart August 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    my heartfelt condolences to the cohen family

  18. Kingstone Tigere Masona August 13, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    I was a bit shocked to hear about his death, he was one of a kind unique in his own way, and he was good. Sure, I will miss him.

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