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.


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

  2. deepest condolances to glyn and sisters

  3. Chris chipiringu

    May his soul rest in peace

  4. rest in peace cohen

  5. may his soul rest in peace cohen

  6. 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???

  7. deepest condolences

  8. 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!

  9. You were a true friend and patriot.

  10. MaMlambo O

    Victor you will be missed dearly.

  11. rest in peace papa

  12. Juru Paul Carries

    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.

  13. my deepest condolences to Stella and her family

    Robert Stewart and Gracious Stewart

  14. victor antonio phillip

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

  15. my heartfelt condolences to the cohen family

  16. Kingstone Tigere Masona

    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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