Founding Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) treasurer Roy Bennett and his wife‚ Heather‚ died on Thursday in a helicopter crash in the US. The crash took place in a remote region of New Mexico. News of the death started filtering through on social media as his colleagues in opposition circles confirmed the former Chimanimani member of parliament’s death. MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa said that the opposition had lost a gallant son who wanted to see a new Zimbabwe. "He was a true democrat and really wanted to see the push for a free Zimbabwe‚" he said. People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti took to social media to express his dismay. "What a blow to our struggle. I can’t believe I will never speak to you again‚ Badze‚" he said‚ using one of Bennett’s nicknames. A friend in political circles‚ David Coltart‚ described the Bennetts as "two of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots". Zimbabwean senator and former minister David Coltart confirmed the Bennetts' deaths. Bennett was base...

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