US-based pro-Zanu PF activist, Cde Coltrane Chimurenga, has died.
Chimurenga, real name Randolph Simms, was most known for staging demonstration in the US in support of former President Robert Mugabe’s administration and “anti-imperialism”.
Chimurenga also supported the Emmerson Mnangagwa administration.
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Nick Ndabaningi Mangwana confirmed the death.
“Very sad to hear of the passing on of a Revolulitionary Cadre in Cde Coltrane Chimurenga,” Mangwana said.
The Zanu PF Patriots Twitter account posted Saturday morning that Chimurenga had passed away.
Said Zanu Pf Patriots in a tweet: “Sad to hear that Revolutionary Cde Coltrane Chimurenga is no more! Rest in Eternal Peace Cadre. Rest in Peace and Power, Gallant Pan African Statesman.”
Chimurenga was also the founder of December 12 Movement, which demanded civil rights in the US.
He was often invited to Zanu PF conferences where he is reported to have been granted the status of a liberation movement leader.