Top MDC-T official dies after collapsing during party rally

The 65 year old’s death has shocked many party officials, members and activists as he appeared healthy at the rally. During Tsvangirai’s address, and unknown to many in the stadium, Hove started vomiting and collapsed before he was rushed to a local hospital where he died soon after admission.

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A statement by the MDC said Hove, a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe, represented the party as a candidate for parliament in the volatile Mberengwa district from 2000.

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“After the formation of the MDC, Dr. Hove showed an unwavering commitment to the people of Zimbabwe when he braved a violent ZANU PF campaign carried out in Mberengwa on a massive scale,” the MDC statement said.

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“Zimbabweans will recall the handiwork of ZANU PF supporters and war veterans in the area, led by Wilson Kufa Chitoro alias “Biggie Chitoro” and Elias Masenda who systematically targeted MDC supporters for punishment and murder. Against all odds, Dr. Hove remained resolute and continued to fight for the poor in Mberengwa,” the statement added.

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The party said funeral arrangements would be announced in due course. He is survived by his wife, Eunice, three children and four grandchildren.

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Former Lecturer at National University of Science and Technology, and fuels Engineer at Zisco Steel. Teacher at Fletcher High School.