Headshot of Kotsho Lloyd Dube

Kotsho Lloyd Dube passed away in December 2014
His obituary can be found Here.


Before coming to CIE Kotsho was an active supporter of Zimbabwe’s struggle for independence. He worked for several years at the then Bank of Rhodesia and Nyasaland before moving to New York City to represent PF-Zapu at the United Nations and South America. There he was responsible for promoting Zimbabwe's struggle, lobbying and securing pro-freedom policy assets from governments, trade unions, students and the public.


After getting his doctorate at CIE, he moved to Lusaka, Zambia where he became the director of information and editor-in-chief of PF-Zapu publications. After Zimbabwe’s Independence, Kotsho was a member of the National Executive of PF-Zapu and held the positions of secretary for publicity, secretary for education, and national director of elections for PF-Zapu. Between 1988 and 1990, he was a member of the national integration committee charged with implementing the Unity Accord between Zanu-PF and PF-Zapu.


From 1990 to 1996, Kotsho was ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Zimbabwe to France, Spain, Portugal, the Vatican and UNESCO. Then from 1997 to 2000, he was a member of board of directors for the Zimbabwe Investment Centre and vice-chairman of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.


From 2002 to 2004 he served as Ambassador to Nigeria before moving to Zambia in the same post from 2004 to 2006. In 2012 he was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Railways of Zimbabwe.


After his passing, Dube was awarded the status of a National Hero by President Mugabe. His significant contributions were recognized with his burial at the National Heroes Acre, a site dedicated to honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for the liberation and betterment of Zimbabwe.[12-14]


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