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Former Senator Khupe Has Died

Former Senator Khupe Has Died

Watson Khupe, a former Senator representing People with Disabilities has died. He died on the 17th of July 2022, according to the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC).

His death was announced by Fadzayi Mahere, the national spokesperson of the CCC on social media. Said the law expert:

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Senator Watson Kuphe. We extend our sincere condolences to the Kuphe family on this tragic loss.

Senator Kuphe was a strong pillar in the fight for disability rights in Zimbabwe. He will be dearly missed.

Meanwhile, more details about his death and burial arrangements will be announced in due course.

Khupe was also the National Chairperson of the umbrella Disabled People’s Organization (DPO) the Federation of Organizations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe, FODPZ

He was a staunch disability activist. Between February 2011 to March 2015, he was the project manager for income-generating livelihood projects for disabled people at the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Zimbabwe MDAZ. Funding came from the United States of America’s African Development Fund ADF.

Between 2010 and 2012, he was one of the representatives of disabled people during the making of the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe.

In 2010 he co-authored a report on disability and the incredible work of disability organisations in Zimbabwe that was published on the UK government website.

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5 Comments

i 3 weeks ago

MHSRIEP


😭 3 weeks ago

rest easy Khuphe


ppp 3 weeks ago

lala ngokuthula baba Khuphe


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

Ezibuhlungu kazipheli
abadala bathi okungapheliyo kuyahloba
lala ngoxolo Khuphe baba kwazi umdali, yena bathi ukhetha abalungileyo 🙏🏽


3 weeks ago

MHSRIP senator khupe u fought a good war standing for the disabled ppl nd its sad some of the sharp ideas u shared to the country to uplift the lives of amadisabled are still ignored nywy hamba kahle son of the soil



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