Impala Car Rental Boss Thompson Dondo Dies

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HARARE – Impala Car Rental Chief Executive Officer Thompson Dondo has died with a statement from the company saying he succumbed to kidney failure.

Other reports say it was a Covid-19 related illness.

He was 48.

“It is with great sadness that Impala Car Rental announces the passing on of its CEO, Thompson Kangamwirai Dondo. He succumbed to kidney failure in the early hours of the 2nd of January 2021.

“He is survived by his wife Matirasa Dondo, his three children Ruvarashe, Ngonidzaishe and Mudiwa. Funeral arrangements to be advised in due course,” read the statement from Impala.

The car rental company was recently caught up in a scandal after it emerged that one of it’s cars was used by suspected state agents in the abduction and torture of Tawanda Muchehiwa, who is a nephew to ZimLive editor Mduduzi Mathuthu.

The revelations followed some investigations and CCTV footage which exposed the vehicles used by the abductors.

However, Impala Car rental refused to release the names of the people who hired the car arguing that they will only release it to the police, despite a public outcry demanding that they expose those responsible.

This led to calls to boycott the company and the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) led protests against the company.

These protests led to the arrest of Zinasu president Takudzwa Ngadziore on charges of participating in an illegal gathering.

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