IFJ Mourns Young Prominent Journalist Killed in Car Accident in Zimbabwe

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today added its voice to that of journalists in Africa and around the world who have been shocked by the sudden death of the deputy editor of the Zimbabwe Independent, Edwin Dube 37 who died in a   car accidenton Monday, 11 October.

“With Edwin’s death, the journalists’ community in Africa had lost a young professional and
conscientious colleague and brother” said Gabriel Baglo, Director of IFJ Africa Office. “May his soul rest in peaceful place” he added.

According to Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ), IFJ affiliate, Edwin was transferred a month ago to Harare from Bulawayo, more than 400 km south of the capital. He had moved to Harare from Bulawayo and was still moving his possessions to his new location. He died on Monday 11 october 2010 in the night when the vehicle that he was travelling in was involved in an accident. He was expected to be at work on Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife, Linda and three children. He will be buried on Friday, 15 October.

“On behalf of the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists, SAJA, and FAJ, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Edwin Dube” said Foster Dongozi, Secretary General of ZUJ, and FAJ Vice President.

In a similar manner, the IFJ and its affiliates around the World extend its condolences to the family of Edwin Dube.

For more information contact the IFJ at +221 33 867 95 87   

The IFJ represents over 600,000 journalists in 125 countries worldwide