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.