Breaking: Roy Bennett dies in helicopter crash

FORMER MDC-T treasurer-general Roy Bennett and his wife Heather reportedly died in a helicopter crash in Canada on Thursday.

By Desmond Chingarande

MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa posted on Twitter that Bennett was with his wife when he met his fate.

“I’m devastated as I have just received tragic news about Roy Bennett and his wife’s involvement in a helicopter accident in Canada,” he posted.

MDC legal secretary David Coltart also said three sources had confirmed to him the death of Bennett and his wife. MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “I have just seen the news through social media and I am yet to verify if it is true.

“If it is true, then the Bennett family and the party have lost a great man. We all know that Zanu PF repossessed his farm and his businesses, hence he decided to relocate.”

The former Chimanimani MP was once imprisoned for a year after he fought with then Justice minister Patrick Chinamasa in Parliament during a debate on stock theft in 2004.

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9 Comments

  1. Donal Mac Cormaic

    The crash was in New Mexico, the United States and happened around 6pm local time on Wednesday 17th January. 5 people were killed.

  2. Comment…may his soul rest in peace. To those who grabed his properties and businesses, l say history will judge them. Another dispensation shall come.

  3. sorry eish. LIFE IS HARD

  4. ngazvife ngochani dzevanhu

  5. RIP Mr Bennett Black white man with more balls than most

  6. RIP Mr & Mrs Bennett. Mdara i will always remember you for standing up against the injustices of those zanu pf thugs & especially for “dropkicking” Chinamasa in parly. kkkkk
    #gonetoosoon

  7. May his soul rest in peace

  8. janettec@btconnect.com

    Following the story of a very brave man for some years, and his wife in Zimbabwe today. I hear the story of their death with great sadness. A big loss to all who know the history of the brave stand he represented. I hope they were happy with their new life when they died so suddenly. RIP

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